Beautiful engraving from Norseman Arts. Thanks to the Garotas Vikings for finding this treasure! It shows the Elder Futhark runes around the Icelandic stave, Ægishjálmur (better known as the Helm of Awe). You can learn more about this stave here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=160424630777349=a.136799796473166.31416.136646169821862=3
"Daughter of the Sea". Selkies are mythological creatures found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish folklore. They are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land. The legend apparently originated on the Orkney and Shetland Islands and is very similar to those of swan maidens.
The Lady of the Vanir …when we recall that she chooses half of the battle-slain, when we reflect on her links to the Valkyries and consider her many parallels with Odin, we are lead to conclude that her marital abilities must be formidable…her message is simple, that women too can be strong, assertive, and full of fight. As Frey tells men that they can be lovers and fighters, Freyja says the same thing to women.”
Other things he has is the power belt Meningjord, his strength grow when he tightening the belts. He also has gauntlets and an iron bar in his left hand. Thor was worshiped mainly by simple people, he's peasants and bondsmen god. Thor is the god who brings order out of chaos. Like the other Norse gods, he is not immortal. In Ragnarokwill Thor and Midgard Serpent kill each other, however his two sons survive. Tor has given its name to Thursday.