Thor's Hammer in the Alps

Joh. Adolf Heyl

Translated by D. L. Ashliman

A "T" has been inscribed above the front door of several houses in Unterinn [in the South Tyrolian Alps] for protection against evils of all kinds, especially storms. Formerly this custom could be observed on nearly every house. (Is this symbol based on Thor's hammer?)

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Revised September 18, 1996.