Gungnir

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Printed on highest quality, 100% soft cotton. Made in the USA RAA Tee. Printed using the discharge process of dying the design into the fabric giving is that soft feel and superior quality. Tribute to Vikings. Front Print. Norse God, Thor's Mjolnir hammer with the Elder Futhark runic alphabet surrounding. The hammer pictured inside is of Thor's "Mjolnir" hammer, which was believed to be representative of Thor's power and sometimes, rage when struck, causing thunder and lightning to rip through the night sky, Elder Futhark Runes (not to be mistaken with the later "Younger Futhark" or the "Anglo-Saxon Futhork"). Commonly organized into three groups of eight, the meaning of each character as well as each group has been a subject of debate since around the 8th century A.D. The most common belief is that each group of eight is representative of both male and female Norse god counterparts of particular traits such as fertility, wisdom, strength, etc., with the individual runes within each group being emblematic of a specific purpose within the overall group. The specific purpose(s) of the Elder Futhark Runes has also been, and continues to be, debated. Everything from magic, to summoning the Norse gods, to an actual language have all been proposed and argued. Historically, multiple scholars date the Elder Futhark Runes back to approximately the 1st century, hence the term, "Viking Runes" being used when referring to the Elder Futhark. Back side has the Symbol for Odin's Spear (In Norse mythology, Gungnir (Old Norse "swaying one is the spear of the god Odin)