Inukshuk translated means “likeness of a person”. These stone markers were built by Inuit travelers to guide them across the treeless tundra of the Canadian arctic. Giving very specific directions designated by the longer (pointing) arm, they showed the traveler “the best way to go”. Inukshuit (plural) were also used together and placed on high ground to channel caribou herds to locations where they could be easily hunted.
or was the indefatigable god who guarded Asgard the celestial stronghold of the Aesir, the main tribe of gods and goddesses in Norse mythology. The giants, the forces of chaos, were often trying to destroy Asgard and kill the Aesir, and it was Thor’s task to prevent them from doing so.
The hammer was his primary weapon. Thor (whose name goes back to a Proto-Germanic root that means “Thunder”) was the animating spirit of the storm, and thunder was experienced as being the sound of his hammer crashing down on his foes. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that the Old Norse name for his hammer, Mjöllnir, probably meant “Lightning.”