This 10th Century Mjolnir displays an asymmetric head of a blacksmith's hammer. Unearthed in Norfolk, this piece was originally made in silver with a gold filigree insert. Mjolnir was the primary weapon of the Viking God of Thunder, Thor. It was both a fearsome weapon and a ceremonial object. It played an important role in rituals and ceremonies and was used for blessing during birth, marriages, and funerals. It was a symbol of destructive power but also a symbol of healing, and protection and security from the evil and violent forces.
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