However the increasing pupularity of this symbol amongst those outside of the Cult of Woden risks it losing the power that it currently generates. Because of this I have over the last year or two attempted to substitute the wearing of the Hammer with other symbols, including the closely related Axe which is of course a variant of Mjolnir but I continue to be mystically drawn to the Hammer symbol. This should not be surprising for when we consider that the Fyrfos or Swastika is but a Hammer in flight then we realise that Mjolnir is more than just a Hammer: it is a variant of the most sacred of our ancient Aryan symbols. The Hammer or Fyrfos represents the [apparently] revolving sun, an object which was deified by the Aryans from the very beginning. It is part of our sacred Ur-heritage.
From the time that our ancient pre-christian ancestors hailed the rising sun with an outstretched right arm the sun has remained as a mysterious numinous entity in the Collective Unconscious of the Aryan peoples. In Skaldskaparmal in the Younger/Prose Edda Snorri Sturluson clearly refers to Mjolnir being forged from iron. This should not surprise us for the ancients understood that iron is an excellent conductor of electricity and from Mjolnir proceeds the lightning that both destroys and creates.
The power to create and destroy was in the hand-literally of Thunor who at one time occupied a position superior to that which He occupied at the time of the composition of the Eddas. Significantly Elsa-Brita Titchenell in that great aryosophical work, The Masks of Odin states:
"The Hammer of Thor is Mjolnir[miller], the pulverising force that destroys as well as creates. It is the electric circuit which always returns to the hand that sent it forth. Symbolised by the Swastika, either three-or four-armed, it represents whirling motion, the ever moving power which never ceases while anything lives in time and space."
She goes on to explain that Thunor`s iron belt forms the circuit of electrical current, his steel gloves represent the duality of negative and positive polarity and his sons Magni[strength] and Modi[force] suggest cosmic poles of electricity or magnetism, love and hate. Unlike the posers, followers of Woden regard Mjolnir as a talisman and also a holy symbol, not as a piece of jewellery so we must give some thought as to the ideal construction and properties of a Mjolnir talisman.
In recent years it has become possible to purchase inexpensive Mjolnir pendants forged or cast from Iron or Steel. Iron in particular has a rough, rugged and primitive character that takes us back to the Iron Age of our Folk. Indeed archaeologists have recovered Mjolnir pendants made from Iron which are remarkably well preserved.
Akin to electricity is the relatively unknown force which we term Od, Wod or Vril and I believe that through the daily wearing of an iron or steel Mjolnir amulet the Woden initiate will be able to focus his ability in the attraction and circulation of Wod throughout his body whilst performing Rune Yoga exercises. We should also remember that the original Hammer of Thunor was not made of iron but stone.
In my article *Perkunos-The Original Name of the Northern European Thunder God[Aryan Myth and Metahistory-12/8/12] I stated: "These Thunder Gods all carry an axe or a hammer. The Baltic and Slavic Thunder Gods are generally seen with an axe which my readers will know from earlier articles is a much older weapon than the hammer and Thor`s hammer developed from this. Also the first axes were made of stone and this is reflected in the etymology of hammer which originally meant `stone`. The antiquity of the northern European Thunder God is also reflected in the Baltic and Slavic names which are derived from PIE *peru which means `stone`. Amongst our ancestors an association between the Thunder God and the stone axe was made in the concept of thunder falling to earth in the form of a stone axe." Clearly the concept of the Thunder God`s Axe or Hammer goes right back to the Stone Age, the very Ur-Zeit of the Aryan peoples. The wearing of the Hammer is thus in itself a sacred and magical act.