Skane and Vegvisir Treasure Box
Need somewhere to put your hoard of jewelry and accessories? Keep your most treasured belonging safe under Vegvisir, protected by the Hammer of Thor.
The lid's main focus is the Vegvisir symbol with the outer edge featuring a series of runes. Cast in high-quality resin before being painted in a dark grey with a blueish tint, this box would be at home in any Pagan household.
The Vegvisir (Icelandic Vegvísir, “That Which Shows the Way;” pronounced “VEGG-vee-seer”) is a symbol found only in one modern Icelandic collection of spells, the so-called Huld manuscript. That book has nothing more than this one sentence to say about it: “If this sign is carried, one will never lose one’s way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known.”
Thor's Hammer, also known as Mjölnir is the legendary and fearsome weapon of Thor the Norse god of thunder and lightening, and the protector of mankind. The hammer was made by the Dwarven brothers Eitri and Brokkr.
Thor's Hammer amulets were worn by pagans who followed the Norse Gods and in particular, Thor because it was thought to have many powers. One of the most famous and instantly recognizable Hammers is the archaeological example from Skåne in Sweden.
The original hammer was made of silver with filigree ornamentation and was found in an undocumented location in Skåne, Sweden. It belonged to a collection owned by the baron Claes Kurck, who donated it to the Historical Museum in Stockholm in 1895, where it is to this day. Although the location of the find is unknown, unreliable sources says that the hammer was found in Kabbarp near Staffanstorp in Skåne, Sweden.