Fantasy Art

The Gilton Thunor/Thor hammer pendant

Based on the 6th Century find from Kent


This is when the wearing of the hammer began. We have evidence of Thor/Thunor Hammer amulets dating back prior to the viking age. An example of one is the 6th century hammer from Gilton, Kent. This hammer was manufactured within 100 years of the Englisc invasions when what was to become England was still a heathen country. Therefore whilst there may be a valid argument in the popularity of the hammer as a sign of resistance against the creeping Christianity of the Germanic peoples, it existed before the conversion period. Indeed we have evidence of Bronze Age northern Europeans being buried with axe amulets. Hail to the hammer!

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Fantasy Artwork by Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor went to Ravenswood School in Kent with, amongst others, David Bowie and Peter Frampton.

He enjoyed his time in the very first specialised school-based art form from where he progressed to study fine art at Croydon College Of Art.

His paintings have been internationally exhibited and featured on BBC programmes such as Country Tracks and The One Show.He has recently had his work displayed in a feature article in 'Pagan Dawn' magazine.

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