Harald Finehair's Dragon Hammer
Show your Norse pride with a Thor's Hammer flanked by dragons! Design Details The Thor's Hammer is suspend from a hand forged yoke held fast by two dragon heads, attached to a 24" (60 cm) chain, so the entire necklace is about 26" (66 cm) long.
It is available in both bronze and silver (although in silver we use a different style chain - we will have a picture up soon). The hammer itself is approximately 1.5” by 1.75” (38 x 44 mm).
Appearance in Vikings
Harald Finehair wore this chain the day he wed Astrid, and wears it on other special occasions.
Hammers and other amulets were often attached to chains by means of a ring or forged yoke, which was bitten by animal head at either end of a chain. The Thor's hammer is arguably one of the most recognizable icons when one considers Viking heritage. Thor, a prominent deity revered by many ancient Germanic branches, gained wide-spread popularity among the Scandinavians of the late Viking Age. In mythology, Thor was a god and protector of Asgard. His weapon, Mjollnir, was a large hammer with which he vanquished all who would challenge him. In addition to his duties as protector and guardian in the realm of the gods and humankind, Thor was also associated with success in agriculture and fertility. The Thor's hammer was used as a good luck charm during ceremonies to bless the land before the planting season and during marriage ceremonies in hopes of bringing child-bearing success to the newlywed.