I have in the past discussed the significance of the Hammer of ThunorThonar/Thunar/Donar/Thor in previous articles, pointing out that it is not only a symbol which is holy to our folc but is an important means of awakening the Ario-Germanic peoples from their long slumber in order that they may ACT. See my articles Thor's Hammer: The Germanic Expression of the Aryan Swastika and http://aryan-myth-and-metahistory.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/importance-of-wearing-aryan-symbold-to.html along with my discussion with kinsmen on http://aryan-myth-and-metahistory.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/das-blitzbundel-update.html
The thorny issue (no runic pun intended) of Mjolnir becoming an icon of modern popular culture is something which I frequently meditate upon. The positive aspect of this is that our symbols become more widely known and this in itself helps to awaken the Blood Memory of Germanic and Aryan people. This is surely our aim? The negative aspect is that to a certain extent its poularisation lends to the sacrality of the symbol being diminished. There is no easy answer to this. It has been suggested or implied by some that the symbol become in a sense abandoned by us for everyday use whilst we adopt alternative sacred and esoteric symbols. This line of thinking is understandable but it would be a mistake.
Frequently when asked about the Mjolnir I am wearing at that particular instance (I have a predilection for collecting them) people assume that I am either a biker or a re-enactor! No doubt this is mainly due to my appearance, having a beard, long hair and a tendency to wear black. It is rarely assumed that I do so for political reasons-this is of course an advantage because the enquirer can be taken off guard as I then procede to implant our message-subtly into their unconscious mind! By appearing as a neo-nazi knuckledragger we achieve absolutely nothing and merely reinforce jewish Hollywood imposed stereotypes upon ourselves! This is a habit we must break! The more intelligent of our kinsmen are beginning to understand this.
What is important or should be important to us a practitioners of the Wodenist faith is what the Mjolnir symbolises to us on a personal and spiritual level, not just how others interpret it. For me the Mjolnir helps me to focus my concentration when communicating with the Gods, most especially Thunor who I regard as my personal guardian. (This fact was once communicated to me via a dream that someone conveyed to me 7 years ago). Mass produced Mjolnirs can be of variable quality but it is wrong to assume that ones made outside of Europe are necessarily of inferior quality. The reverse is often the case. With designs being copied left, right and centre it is extremely difficult to find out where and who made it. For those who appreciate Mjolnirs which are unique and have a known origin the website Etsy is an excellent place to go to. I recently had an iron Mjolnir of about 4 1/2 inches long crafted from old iron that had been struck by lightning and this came from a North American artisan. It can be worn as a pendant or used as a blot ritual Hammer.
Of course we can decide to wear other symbols in addition to the Mjolnir or indeed a Mjolnir that has other symbols, including esoteric ones crafted into it. These are not difficult to find and again Etsy is an excellent resource.
As discussed in previous articles Mjolnir is a representation of the Fylfot but one in which we can wear on a daily and open basis without concern or censure. The use of the Fylfot I reserve for secret rites and never use this openly. This most sacred symbol is largely misunderstood by 99.99 % of the masses and is also not fully undestood even by those who are concerned with the Aryan awakening. Its open and public adoption during the Third Reich had a powerful effect in the awakening of the Volk-an effect which had been considered and planned in advance but unfortunately it now has negative connotations in the collective hive mind.
Heinrich Heine in 1834 had this to say about our God Thunor and most certainly this was a prophecy regarding the coming Third Reich:
"(he will).....be terrible because he will appear in alliance with the primitive powers of nature, able to evoke the demonic energies of old German Pantheism-which there will awake in him that Battle-madness which we find among the ancient Teutonic races who fought neither to kill nor conquer, but for the very love of fighting itself.".......then will come crashing and roaring forth the wild madness of the old champions, the insane berserker rage, of which Northern poets say and sing....The old stone gods will rise from long forgotten ruin, and rub the dust of a thousand years from their eyes, and Thor, leaping to life, with his giant hammer, will smash the Gothic cathedrals."German thunder is indeed German, and not in a hurry, and it comes rolling slowly onward; but it will, and when ye hear the crash as naught crashed before in the whole history of the world, then know that der Deutsche Donner, our German Thunder, has at last hit the mark....There will be played in Germany a drama compared to which the French Revolution will only be an innocent child."But once blood again begins coursing in the veins of the German people, once they again feel their heart beating, no longer will they listen to the pious chatter of the Bavarian hypocrites, or to the mystic murmours of the Swabian imbeciles; their ear will only hear the great voice of one man."Who is this man? He is the man whom the German people awaits, the man who will turn to them their lives and their happiness-the happiness and the life they have so longed for in their dreams. How much longer will you wait-you whom our old people have prophesied with burning desire-you for whom youth waits with so much impatience-you who carry the divine sceptre of liberty, and the imperial crown with the cross."(On the History and Religion of Philosophy in Germany)
What was accomplished in the past may be accomplished again but the Aryan Widerstand and Erwachung must be based upon a sound folkish footing.