The Vikings called him Thor. To the English he was Thunor – the powerful God of Thunder. His symbol represents his battle hammer Mjolnir and is an age old symbol of our English heritage. With Mjolnir, Thunor fought and defeated the giants. Each strike of the hammer caused thunderclaps, and indeed, the name of this deity has produced the word for thunder in English and other northern European languages. Thunor was the God of the common man and often sided with mortals against other Gods. He is remembered by us in the fourth day of the week Thursday (Thunor’s Day) as well as in many place names across England. Thunor was one of the most venerated of all the English Gods and his hammer was worn by our forefathers as a symbol of protection, strength and courage. It us often found in the graves of our early heathen ancestors. Made from a hefty piece of solid wood, the design of this Thunor's hammer carving is a copy of an actual archeological find. Hang this over your hearth!