The great "Mjölnir", or Hammer of Thor, whose striking causes the sound of thunder, is the most fearsome weapon of the Norse gods. It is said to be capable of leveling mountains and slaying any foe, yet it can heal as well as harm. By waving the hammer over the slain, Thor could raise the dead. This hammer, adorned with Oseberg style Viking carving, also depicts Thor's mythical battle with Jörmungandr, the world serpent. The runes around the edge list the Nine Noble Virtues of modern Asatru: Courage, Truth, Honor, Fidelity, Discipline, Hospitality, Self Reliance, Industriousness and Perseverance. To hang this hammer on your wall is to invoke the protective and healing power of Thor. Plaque is about 11"h x 11"w x 3"d.