This is a mjölnir made out of 23 karat gold. I commissioned it specially using an original viking pendant found in the locality of Romersdal on the island of Bornholm, Denmark as a model.
I have found jewelry made out of gold much more satisfactory than other metals, because gold does not tarnish. Not many gold mjölnir have been found but that may be because the gold was melted down and sold.
Most of the world’s cultures have relied on various protective symbols to ward off evil and invite the positive forces of the universe. The teutonic culture was no different.
Stuart Vyse, psychologist and author of Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition has shown that in studies of lucky charms, people perform better on tasks when they have a lucky charm with them. In one study in 2010, researchers had students putt a golf ball. Half the students were told that the golf ball they were using was lucky. The students who thought they were putting with a lucky ball were better at it than students told they were using a regular ball. There is more information here.
As Ezra Pound said, “what matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it.”
If you believe that your mjölnir is bringing you luck, maybe it will….