Thor's Hammer "Mjolnir" has been worn as a symbol of protection and associated with the practitioners of Heathenry for at least 1100 years. It is believed that the practice of wearing the hammer was influenced by contact with Christian missionaries. The hammer is believed to have been used not only as personal protection, but also in blessings, hallowing, birth and death. Historically Mjolnir pendants were made from various metals and materials. My hammer pendants are hand forged from steel. Each pendant is unique and made to order. They are given a protective coating by being heated to 1000 degrees and then dipped in beeswax, giving them their beautiful black patina. This style is a more modern interpretation while still being grounded in the archeological record.