This Thor`s Hammer dates back to 10th century Foss in south-western Iceland. Its origins are mysterious and there are unresolved issues about its symbolism. Some claim that it is a hammer, some a cross, some that it has the image of a dragon at its head, some say that it is a wolf. Is it a hammer of Thor, a christian cross or a syncretism of the two at a time of a `dual faith` Iceland? My opinion is that it is most definitely a hammer as can be discerned from the round shape of its arms. If it were a cross then one would have to conclude that it is inverted and thus non-christian or even anti-christian! The presence of a cross shape in the centre of where the arms meet is not of a typical cruciform shape but resembles that of the pre-xtian Aryan sunwheel form. As readers of my blogs will be aware I have covered this issue of the Aryan pre-xtian symbol of the cross in other articles. Also the symbol of the cross in the form of the Gebo or Gyfu rune also appears on the Danish Bornholm hammer. As for the notion that this was a `secret hammer` worn by post-conversion heathens who clung to their faith secretly I believe that this is nonsense. Some suggest that in the presence of xtians the hammer may have been worn upside down to resemble a xtian cross but they fail to appreciate that the hammer was suspended via the hole in the wolf`s jaw and surely unless ancient Icelanders were a bit slow on the uptake[which they were most certainly not-quite the contrary!] it would not have taken long for them to realise that this was a ruse. Germanic heathenism was tolerated in Iceland for a while after the peaceful conversion and there would have been no need for any such closet demonstrations of our faith. Furthermore the 9th century CE hammer predates the conversion and this fact in itself invalidates their argument. The very fact that an animal head-either that of a wolf or a dragon appears at the top is an indication of its heathen symbolism. Is the head a dragon or a wolf? If a dragon then this would more appropriately agree with the mythical connotations of Mjolnir being the instrument by which Thor slays the Midgardwyrm. We know of course that both the wolf and the dragon feature prominently in Germanic mythology and that the werwolf legend has its basis in the Icelandic Volsunga myth of Sigurd, the shape-changing man-wolf and destroyer of the dragon. This form of the hammer is worn by the current Allsherjargothi of the Icelandic Asatru Association Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson and may make a suitable alternative to the more commercial forms of the hammer that are available and worn by non-believing re-enactment enthusiasts! This hammer may be viewed by xtians lacking in knowledge as an inverted cross and consequently this tends to invoke a more fearful response in the faces of xstians that I have encountered on the few occasions when I have worn one! It thus is both a potent heathen symbol and a powerful weapon against our enemies. Alternative modern interpretations of this hammer sometimes feature a Tyr or Tiwaz rune instead of a cross in the centre.
Sunday, 10 March 2013
Further Reflections on The Icelandic Wolf`s Hammer
Recently I have discovered that apart from there being the solar symbol of the equilateral cross at the bottom of the hammer this space is where a special stone was fitted, an iolite sun stone which was used by the vikings for navigation. The polarising effects of this blue stone assist in determining the sun`s location when the skies are grey and overcast which is often the case in the North Sea area. It would be nice to see if in future copies of this Thor`s Hammer could be manufactured incorporating this stone. Stainless steel copies of the Wolf Hammer may be purchased from Amazon.de. It is possible to have an account with the German Amazon site without being based in Germany and one market place seller, AFP-Schmuckshop produces copies of this hammer cheaply for under 25 Euros. Their hammers and axe pendants are manufactured from good quality steel and I recommend them to my readers. Stainless steel is the preferred medium for Thor`s hammer or axe as being a derivative from iron it has sacred qualities peculiar to the Thunder God. Let us also reflect that it is the hammer which allegedly drove the nails into the jewish so-called messiah`s feet and it is the hammer which will drive the final nail into the coffin of jewdeo-xtianity once and for all. The attraction to me of this hammer form is the wolf symbolism for those of us who understand the deep Germanic symbolism and totemic nature of this animal for the Teutons but also this hammer literally looks like a hammer[as in a judge`s gavel] which will come crushing down on the heads of those who oppose the Aryan liberation and awakening. No wonder then that this hammer literally in Thor`s name strikes terror like lightening into the lilly-like hearts of our enemies. I own a bronze reproduction of the Icelandic Eyrarland figure of Thor and if the reader cares to examine the above photograph it will be observed that Thor is holding a hammer which resembles the Wolf Hammer from about the same date[900 CE]which should be taken as further and incontrovertible evidence for the heathen and non-xtian intentions of this symbol. Please find below an article from 27/5/12.