I’ve got someone who sets off fireworks in my soul every night, crams firecrackers between my ribs so I can breathe smoke like the dragon living in my heart
he’s got a voice like booming thunder that shatters walls built of helplessness, reaches a thick hand through the rubble to yank me out & stand me on my feet when everyone else has been knocked down for miles
his laughter is louder than the sirens blaring & the lights screaming through the dark, cradling me in his arms like the wee bairn that I am
I feel like my pulse is made of lightning & my palms are hard & strong as oak when he grins at me, arms crossed over his mountain of a chest
A small hammer dating to the 10th century was found recently on the Danish Island of Lolland. Over 1000 of these amulets have been found across Northern Europe but the pendant from Lolland is the only one with a runic inscription.
This particular torshammere (Thor’s Hammer Amulet) was found…
“The Theft of Thor’s Hammer" is the story of how the toughest, manliest, most burly of the Norse gods, Thor the Thunder God, has to dress up like a woman to get his hammer back. He reallydoesn’t want to, but it isn’t just any hammer that’s been stolen – it’s Mjollnir, the magical hammer made by the dwarves, the one that never misses its mark and always returns to Thor’s hands once it has done his business. This hammer is so important that Thor agrees to dress up like Freyja, the most beautiful goddess of all, in order to get it back from the frost giant who has stolen it.
I have completed my latest painting in my Norse series, “Thor and the World Serpent.” In Snorri Sturluson’s “Prose Edda”, Thor and the giant Hymir embark on a fishing trip. Thor, using the head of an ox as bait, catches Jormungand, the World Serpent on the end of his line. Fearful Hymir cuts Thor’s fishing line before he can slay the monster with his hammer and the serpent escapes to live another day.
See more about how the image was created at my blog.