Thor’s Hammer Amulet from the Viking Age discovered in Sweden

A 1,000-year-old Thor’s Hammer amulet discovered in Sweden shows the enduring popularity of the ancient Norse deity, who has now won a new audience with his portrayal of the Viking war god in the Marvel movies.

Thor has always been a popular figure, perhaps because he was concerned about people, Carolyn Larrington (opens in new tab)a professor of medieval European literature at the University of Oxford, told Live Science.

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