Archaeologists Find Thousand Years Old of Thor’s Hammer Amulet

Jimat berbentuk palu Thor.
Jimat berbentuk palu Thor.
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  • Kulturmiljo Halland

VIVA – Archaeologists have found an Amulet in the form of Thor's hammer in Sweden. It is known, this amulet has a thousand years old. Thor's hammer amulet is a form eternal popularity of the Ancient Norse God.

Thor's hammer became famous because of the Marvel movie where Thor was played by actor Chris Hemsworth. According to a Professor of Medieval European Literature at the University of Oxford, Carolyne Larington said that Thor has always been a popular figure because he cared about people.

"Of all of the Norse gods, Thor is the one who is most interested in the fate of humans. His main job is to patrol the east and keep the giants (Jotnar) away from the land of men and the gods with his hammer," Carolyne Larington remarked.

According to the Head of Archeology at the Museum of Cultural History, Per Wranning, in Halland Country, archaeologists discovered the amulet during the summer, near the southwestern town of Ysby. This region overlooks Denmark across the strait between the North and Baltic Seas, which for centuries was called the Kattegat or cat's pass because it was so shallow.

Jimat berbentuk palu Thor.

Jimat berbentuk palu Thor.

Photo :
  • Kulturmiljo Halland

The investigations of archaeologists about site have been earmarked for new homes. It has also revealed several fire pits, pillar pits, and pieces of pottery and metal that may date back to before the end of the Viking Age in the mid-11th century.

Amulets resembling Thor's hammer have previously been found in Scandinavia. However, this one is the first to be found in Halland, Per Wranning remarked, as quoted from the Live Science website, Thursday, November 3, 2022.

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