THOR’S HAMMER – In Norse mythology, Mjölnir is the hammer of Thor, the god of thunder. Mjölnir was a fearsome weapon, capable of leveling mountains. In the 13th century Prose Edda, Snorri Sturluson relates that after being thrown at something the hammer always came flying back to Thor.
“ The golden cod
Few nations are as dependente on fishing as Icelanders. The rich fishing grounds that surround the Island have been an invaluable resource for Icelanders for centuries. Currently the export of fish products brings in more than 25% of the nation’s foreign currency earnings.
Although many fish species live in Icelandic waters, only about 25 are of comercial importance ando f these only a handful dominate the catches. Cod (Gadus morhua) is by far the most importante, with anual catches of about 200.000 tons in recente years.
Cod is yellowish grey, with a white belly and a pale lateral line. The yellow one, as i tis commonly called in Iceland, can grow quite large, reaching a length of almost 2 meters. A common size, however, is in the range of 45 to 85 cm long and weight of 1 to 4 kg.
Cod can be cooked in various ways, fresh, salte dor dried. The British are likely to know cod as Fish and Chips, whilst the Spanish or Portuguese have a variety of recipes for dried and salted cod (Bacalao). Most Icelanders, however, are accustomed to boiled or fried fresh cod, commonly eaten with butter and potatoes.
Made in Iceland from 100% cotton with amazing nature images on the front and a monochromatic fabric on the back. The printed pictures on the pads are not homogeneous which can create some slight color variations between the cushions of the same type.
Stuffing is not included.
Size: 40 x 60 cm