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The character is Ambrosius God of Vengeance. His hammer belonged to the forge god he killed in revenge for the loss of his lover. He suffered a mortal wound to the chest and had to replace his heart with ambrosia, which protrudes from his chest and has given him godlike powers. He has lost his humanity and become literally a heartless god of vengeance, a simple tool of the greater gods. Although the ambrosia has given him godhood, without his heart he’s forgotten his promise to seek out his love in death’s domain and bring her back.
I want to use symbolism of circle knots (symbolizing the life/death/rebirth cycel) and the gryphon tattoo (on the back for a shirtless design, symbolizing revenge) and have the crystaline ambrosia protruding from the chest and sticking out along the vein lines and also repeat in the hammer.