Fruit of the Paradise | Vera Chytilova
It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed is you.
Mjolnir(sometimes spelled Mjollnir), commonly known as the chosen weapon and/or tool of Thor/Asator, is a great Sigil for power and protection. But not many people understand that in modern times. As the most common depiction of Mjolnir is from Marvel Comics. Of course, it doesn’t help that Norse mythology is rarely touched on in the school systems in America. This post, in particular, is dedicated to the symbolism of Mjolnir.
First, Mjolnir is a weapon! Many civilizations saw that blunted weapons, such as the Warhammer, were useful and showed strength and prowess when used in battle. [Believe me, it’s quite difficult to swing a hammer this way.] However, weapons are symbolic of more than just physical strength. Strength refers to all forms thereof, including: Spiritual, Willpower, Physical, Mental, Endurance, Agility, et cetera. Our Strength is our Protection! It keeps us safe by enabling us to defend ourselves.
Second, Mjolnir is also a tool! This is true with all weapons, they are all tools. Tools represent our ability to move forward and make something of ourselves. Our ability to build a life, our mentality, and our spiritual nature. So, as a tool, Mjolnir is a symbol of creating our own strength. Making our path, and forging our destiny. Our ability to create our own lives is our Power!
In many of the tales, lore, legends, and myths, it is said that Mjolnir always returns when it is thrown. This is a parallel to the law of Karma(as well as many other base aspects of many religions). Where we send out our intentions and depending on if they were positive or negative, positivity or negativity finds us. So, whatever we throw out there returns to us.
Only by a continual effort can I create. My tendency is to drift toward immobility. My deepest, surest inclination lies in silence and the daily routine…But I know that I stand erect through that very effort and that if I ceased to believe in it for a single moment I should roll over the precipice. This is how I avoid illness and renunciation, raising my head with all my strength to breathe and to conquer. This is my way of despairing and this is my way of curing myself.
"A bond between two living beings is not something easily broken…it is like breaking a feeling. Like turning away from the Force. To break a bond, your feelings would have to change, or one of you would have to die- but even then, the bond wouldn’t go away, it would simply…it would simply be empty, a wound." [x]