hammer amulets. About 50 amulets shaped like Thor's hammer have been
discovered in the modern era. This site features photographs of a
representative sample of these important symbolic items.
found in Egholm, Denmark. This mold was used to cast Thor's hammer
amulets as well as small ingots of different size and value.
Thor's Hammer /
This tenth-century soapstone mold, found at Trendgården,
Jylland, Denmark, could be used to cast either heathen or Christian
Numerous sagas and historical accounts refer to the conflict
between heathenism and Christianity,
The hammer and the cross were very important symbols in this conflict, and
this mold could satisfy customers of either faith.
The Blue Belt.
A folktale from Norway, collected in the mid nineteenth century by Peter
Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe. The magic belt in this
tale is reminiscent of the Norse god Thor's belt of strength as
described in The Prose Edda of Snorri Sturluson.