article on a specific example, but with general info as well
image copyright Danish National Museum
|historical examples of Thor's hammer pendants|
If you google or search ebay for Thor's Hammer Pendants you will get a lot of hits. Here are a couple of the better ones in my opinion.
more modern reinterpretations
image copyright Hartmut Reinsch
|My favourite contemporary interpretation of the Thor's Hammer Pendant is by German Canadian goldsmith Hartmut Reinsch. His other pieces are worth checking out as well.|
Is Thor's Hammer a hate symbol? The Anti-Defamation League seems to think so, at least potentially.
If you don't know what the Anti-Defamation League is about, check out this wikipedia article on them.
The short answer to the question is 'No, Thor's Hammer is not a hate symbol'. All symbols, including the Star of David, may be used by fanatics. That's just a sad fact. To say that the Star of David is a hate symbol would be disrespectful, regardless of qualification. I won't go on a rant about the ADL, especially since I think the wikipedia article does a good job of presenting a balanced perspective.