In 1985, my best friend, Brent Smith, and I went to Indianapolis for a Gun & Knife Show. A dealer there, a local Silversmith, had an impressive display of handcrafted jewelry, a couple of Norse Hammers among them. I talked to him about commissioning a Mjolnir necklace. He agreed and I took his card. A week later I mailed off a photocopy of a Hammer found near Romersdal, on the island of Bornholm.
In 1986, Brent and I returned to the Gun & Knife Show and the dealer had my necklace. He charged me less than $200 for the silver work and even incorporated an ouroboros Jormundgandr as the ring.
I’ve been wearing this necklace for just over thirty-five years now. If the gods are willing I will wear it for 35 more.
It is a symbol of my faith, of my reverence for my cultural heritage. It represents protection, strength, and power.
It is NOT a symbol of white supremacy, racism, or hate, as so many SJWs would have you believe. I have no room in my heart for intolerance of any stripe.
The Thunder God wields Mjolnir as a protector of all the people of Midgard.
While I revere my Northern European ancestors, particularly the Norse, Celts, Anglo Saxons, and Germanic tribes, it is not at the exclusion of other cultures.
We all share the same rock.
I will raise a horn to you and yours and ask that you do the same for me and mine.
What I’m writing: Rules for a Sword & Sorcery RPG.
What I’m reading: The Road to Hel: A Study of the Conception of the Dead in Old Norse Literature by Hilda Roderick Ellis M.A., Ph.D.
What I’m studying: game design via various online sources
What I’m drawing: interior art for RPGPundit’s Invisible College.
What I’m watching: The Mandalorian, The Last Kingdom, Designated Survivor, Seinfeld, Rules of Engagement, Curse of Oak Island, The Holzer Files, lots of YouTube
Music I’m listening to: Listening to Wardruna via Youtube; Led Zeppelin and Concrete Blonde during my commute.
Podcasts I’m listening to: Gordon White’s Rune Soup
What I’m playing: Dungeons & Dragons 5E on roll20, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
What I’m anticipating: Pandemic Thanksgiving