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Over 1000 of these Mjöllnir amulets have been found across Northern Europe, they were traditionally described as being representations of the Hammer of Thor, but nobody was too sure until the discovery of a 10th century Viking Mjöllnir artifact solved the long-running mystery. The pendants appear to depict hammers, which historians have linked to the Norse god Thor. However, this could not be concluded with certainty as their shapes are not conclusive, and none of them contained inscriptions revealing their identity.
However, another similar pendant was recently (2014) found in Købelev, on the Danish island of Lolland, which is the first one to be discovered with an inscription. The runic text reads “Hmar x is”, which translates to “this is a hammer”. Cast in bronze, and likely plated with silver, tin and gold, the 1,100-year-old pendant shows that Thor’s myth deeply influenced Viking jewellery, and that the traditional interpretation of these amulets was correct.
According to Norse mythology, Thor is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing, healing and fertility. Thor is a prominently mentioned god throughout the recorded history of the Germanic peoples, from the Roman occupation of regions of Germania, to the tribal expansions of the Migration Period, to his high popularity during the Viking Age, when, in the face of the process of the Christianization of Scandinavia, the Mjölnir amulets were worn in defiance and Norse pagan personal names containing the name of the god bear witness to his popularity.
Encoded within Snorri’s (although altered) version of Skáldskaparmál there is a depiction of Hrungir’s Heart as being configured “with three sharp-pointed corners just like the carved symbol hrungnishjarta.". There exists a possible link between Hrungnis-hjarta and the Val-Knut. Although Snorri the corrupted Christian scholar was and still is renown for fabricating small facts to embellish his Prose Edda, so this link cannot be known for sure.
Valknuts were also worn by Anglo-Saxon folk in our war of reclamation in England against also the Mediterranean immigrants known as Celts, (the area known as “Celtica” to the Romans in Northern Spain for example and all over central Europe was from where Celts migrated) who scaled their way up the Western Edge of Europe, due to their own failure to stand their ground, as illustrated by the later Roman expansions Germania withstood and held back centuries earlier with ease by Hermann the Great. Eventually these Celts came to occupy these Islands, which belonged to a prior proto-Germanic population (that some archaeologists incorrectly classify as ‘broadly-celtic’ due to a crude similarity in items, when these folk can only have been genetically Germanic, who merely traded with Celts), it is these proto-Germanic folk (who merely traded with Celts and were distinct racial groups even from each other) who constructed the ancient monuments of England.
The Anglo-Saxons reclaimed almost all the land of in a glorious era, an era in which the Valknut was worn proudly by the most dedicated Anglo-Saxon warriors, both in life and in death as verified by the Valknuts in East Anglia among hundreds of others yet undiscovered.
The Valknut was worn with pure dedication by Germanic folk in every struggle in the defence of Germanic folk from Scandinavia to Wessex and all Anglo-Saxon, mainland Germanic and Viking settlements in England and Germany against foreign races and creeds: Christian Semitic missionaries and Celtic Mediterranean immigrants alike, until their leaders were bought out. This is self evident from the Valknuts inscribed upon burial urns and rings in East Anglia and from Scandinavia up until even as late as the 9th century and later the Valknut was used in life, war and in death. The Valknut was invoked and utilised by Germanic warriors and in Germanic burial rituals and sacrificial rituals, sacrifice in war and ritual format alike.
In this day and era the Valknut is a symbol that must be worn in eloquent and meaningful defiance, worn only by the most dedicated Asatro folk who truly know its meaning. Although knowing its meaning is not enough, you must be able to embody its meaning of a willingness to defend with valour our Germanic folk to be worthy of wearing a Valknut, to honour all our fallen Germanic folk before us, to continue their legacy and to bring honour upon our Germanic folk in our contemporary war.