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Thor's Hammer Pendant

Updated on December 2, 2014

Wear A Thor's Hammer Pendant For Luck And Protection

Wearing a Thor's Hammer pendant is a little like wearing a Celtic Knot ring. It's a beautiful piece of jewelry but it's also so much more.

Generally a Thor's Hammer pendant is in the shape of a short, thick, three-pronged hammer, but sometimes you'll also see it look more like an arrowhead or even a crucifix. Because it depicts a hammer, a Thor's Hammer pendant isn't usually a delicate piece of jewelry. Instead, it makes a bold statement and you'll find a lot of these pendants made from pewter or bronze.

It's a popular pendant worn for luck or protection. But that's like saying people wear a tiny cross or crucifix for protection.That's only the tip of the iceberg.

That only explains the reason they wear it. It doesn't tell you how the Thor's Hammer pendant earned that reputation. There's so much more to the story and it all goes back to Norse Mythology and the God Thor.

Shown here: Endless Knot Thor's Hammer Pewter Pendant W/ Necklace

Some New Thor's Hammer Pendants - Newly released designs


The Story Of Thor's Hammer

Thor was the Norse God of Thunder and War. It's said that his hammer was created by two brothers who were dwarves and their claim to fame was that they made precious items and tools for the Gods.

Thor's Hammer was made of iron which made it very heavy, and it had a short handle which means he could only use one hand to control it. Because it was so heavy Thor had to wear a special belt to give him more energy and iron gloves so he could lift the hammer.

It's said that Thor's Hammer had special magical powers. When thrown, no matter how far, it would always find it's way back to Thor. No matter how poor his aim the hammer always struck it's mark and each strike was always deadly. And when he wanted it to, the hammer would shrink down to a size small enough to be carried in his pocket.

In Norse mythology, the giant Prymr stole Thor's Hammer and demanded that the goddess Freyja marry him in exchange for its return. Thor donned a blond wig and dressed up like the goddess to fool the giant. At the banquet to announce his upcoming nuptials the giant became suspicious because Thor, posing as Freyja, had such a massive appetite. Thor put it off as pre-wedding jitters and the giant was satisfied.

Later that evening the giant placed Thor's Hammer in the 'goddess's' lap as a gift. Thor grabbed up his Hammer and killed the giant, smashing in his head with one blow of his mighty hammer.

Endless Knot Thor's Hammer Pewter Pendant W/ Necklace

Endless Knot Thor's Hammer Pewter Pendant W/ Necklace
Endless Knot Thor's Hammer Pewter Pendant W/ Necklace
You'll love the Endless Knot design on this Thor's Hammer pendant. Give it to someone special to signify your unending love and devotion.
81stgeneration Women's Men's Hand Carved Bone Celtic Norse Thor Hammer Amulet Charm Pendant Necklace
81stgeneration Women's Men's Hand Carved Bone Celtic Norse Thor Hammer Amulet Charm Pendant Necklace
This Thor's hammer pendant is carved in cow's bone. Beautifully detailed. Hand made. See another version of this pendant, a more feminine Thor's Hammer: Celtic norse thor hammer amulet Mjölnir bone pendant necklace by 81stgeneration

What A Thor's Hammer Pendant Symbolizes

A Thor's Hammer pendant means different things to different people. Some wear it for protection or luck. Some wear it to ward off the Evil Eye and keep away those entities who steal spirits.

The Vikings wore the pendant to symbolize Thor's warrior qualities.

Over time it evolved to be a symbol against the invading armies of Christianity and, as the religious movement progressed artisans started melding the Christian Cross into the Thor's Hammer design. In some cases you'll also see it blended with a wolf, a dragon or other powerful beast.

A Manly Thor's Hammer Pendant

Dan's Jewelers Mystical Thor Hammer Necklace Pendant, Fine Pewter Jewelry
Dan's Jewelers Mystical Thor Hammer Necklace Pendant, Fine Pewter Jewelry
You'll definitely feel powerful and protected with this weighty Thor's Hammer pendant. This amazing design is created from solid 100% pewter, inside and out. It's hypo-allergenic and guaranteed not to tarnish. Includes the black rope necklace.

High End Thor's Hammer Necklace

Thor's Hammer Necklace 14k. Gold
Thor's Hammer Necklace 14k. Gold
If you are prone to allergies you know better than buying pewter, bronze or cheaper pendants. This is a 14K gold Thor's hammer. Also available in gold with blue enamel : Thor's Hammer Necklace 14k. Gold with Enamel. Distinctive and classic Thor's hammer.

© 2012 Nathalie Roy


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    • Nancy Hardin profile image

      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I love the history behind this piece of jewelry and thanks for sharing it. Well done!

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      7 years ago

      Very intriguing. I'm into all types of jewelry pieces that are symbolic, too, besides just plain beautiful. Besides I knew too little about Norse mythology so it's great I found the article!

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      7 years ago

      Besides Asatru followers, Thor's hammer pendants are popular among heavy metal fans (esp. Amon Amarth) and guys who are into weightlifting and MMA. I'm biased but I like the one my company Duncroft Masterworks makes! :)

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      Gregory Moore 

      8 years ago from Louisville, KY

      I like it just because it looks 'manly' !!!

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      8 years ago

      Pagans who follow the Asatru tradition often wear Thor's hammer. Thor has always been a favorite of mine. Nicely presented.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      8 years ago from Canada

      I would never have thought of Thor's Hammer as a jewelry piece but reading the symbolism related to it I can see how it would be a wonderful item to wear. I really enjoyed reading the information on Thor's hammer.

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      8 years ago

      these Thor hammer pendants would make great gifts wouldn't they?

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      8 years ago

      I don't wear one myself but I find myself attracted to it - I find it different and I like that


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