Handcrafted King's Chain with Mammen Mjölnir - Sterling Silver
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Genuine handcrafted 925 Sterling Silver king's chain with Mammen style ornamented Mjölnir the Thor's hammer. Two wolf heads are completing the ends of the king's chain, holding the pendant ring in their maws. Mammen art imitated on the Mjölnir was first discovered on a decorated axe head found amonst buried belongings of a nobleman belonging to the House of Gorm, also known as the House of Denmark. Mammen style Mjölnir is a detachable piece, and this king's chain is designed for easy switching between several pendants of your choice.
In Norse culture, Thor's hammer Mjölnir is an iconic weapon of the Nordic God of Thunder. By legends, this hammer was the most powerful weapon in existence, capable of leveling mountains with a single blow. Being one of the most prominent representations of Thor and his godly strength, the iconography of this weapon was widely popular amongst the Norse and was used widely for religious practices and rituals. Akin to the crucifix, Mjölnir was used for blessing the holy events such as marriage or worn by Nordic warriors to grant them strength and protection in battle.
Wolves play a major role in Norse mythology, as Odin created the first wolves to act as his companions during his travels. He named his new canine companions Geri and Freki, the ravenous and the greedy one, who slowly populated the world with their offspring during Odin’s journeys. First humans were said to learn from Geri and Freki on how to cooperate during hunts and care for their close ones. Wolves were iconic of strength and community in Nordic culture, and were often depicted in religious drawings or carved on everyday items and charms.
Pendant Size: 1.34" (3.4cm)
Chain Width: 0.16" (4mm)
Material: 925 Sterling Silver
Pendant Weight: 11g
Chain Weight: approx. 40g, depending on length
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