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|Dimensions (mm)||48 x 36 x 13mm|
|Weight (carats)||125 carats|
A finely detailed Thors Hammer pendant, right out of history. This design is 1.9 x 1.4 inches, made of solid brass (not plated), with the kind of craftsmanship one would expect from vintage brass collectables. Weight is 25 grams. The balance of the design is carried onto the back of the pendant, and features cutout detail, giving the pendant a handmade design. There are 5 inlaid ruby Red CZ gems. Signed on the back by the production company, not the artist. For more information about the history of Thors hammers, please read the folloing from Wikipedia on the internet.
In Norse mythology, Mjolnir is the hammer of Thor, a major god associated with thunder. Distinctively shaped, Mjolnir is depicted in Norse mythology as one of the most fearsome weapons, capable of leveling mountains. Though generally recognized and depicted as a hammer, Mjolnir is sometimes referred to as an axe or club. In the 13th century Prose Edda, Snorri Sturluson relates that the Svartálfar Sindri, the brother of Brokkr, made Mjolnir while in a contest with Loki to see who could make the most wonderful and useful items for the Gods and Goddesses in Asgard.
The Prose Edda gives a summary of Mjolnir’s special qualities in that, with Mjolnir, Thor: would be able to strike as firmly as he wanted, whatever his aim, and the hammer would never fail, and if he threw it at something, it would never miss and never fly so far from his hand that it would not find its way back, and when he wanted, it would be so small that it could be carried inside his tunic.
The symbol of the Raven is seen often in Celtic mythology. Here is what is said about it from Wikipedia.
Ravens were also associated with the Welsh god Bran the Blessed (the brother of Branwen), whose name translates to “raven.” According to the Mabinogion, Bran’s head was buried in the White Hill of London as a talisman against invasion. The name of the god, Lugh, is also derived from a Celtic word for “raven.” He is the god of the sun, and the creator of the arts and sciences. He is depicted as giant and the King of the Britons in tale known as the Second Branch of the Mabinogi. Several other characters in Welsh mythology share his name, and ravens figure prominently in the 12th or 13th century text The Dream of Rhonabwy, as the army of King Arthur’s knight Owain. In Irish mythology ravens are associated with warfare and the battleground in the figures of Badb and Morrígan. The goddess An Morrígan alighted on the hero Cú Chulainn’s shoulder in the form of a raven after his death.
According to legend, the Kingdom of England will fall if the ravens of the Tower of London are removed. It had been thought that there have been at least six ravens in residence at the tower for centuries. It was said that Charles II ordered their removal following complaints from John Flamsteed, the Royal Astronomer. However, they were not removed because Charles was then told of the legend. Charles, following the time of the English Civil War, superstition or not, was not prepared to take the chance, and instead had the observatory moved to Greenwich.
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