Viking Jormungandr Serpent Rune Pendant Necklace
$16.95 – $21.95
|Symbol||Elder Futhark Rune, Jormungandr Serpent|
|Material||316L Stainless Steel, Antique Silver Plated, Zinc Alloy|
|Pendant Size||2″ × 2″ (50×50 mm)|
Elder Futhark Rune, Jormungandr Serpent
316L Stainless Steel, Antique Silver Plated, Zinc Alloy
2" x 2" (50×50 mm)
Elder Futhark Rune
The Elder Futhark is the oldest form of the runic alphabet, with a Germanic character, used from the 2nd to the 8th century. About 350 inscriptions of this type of alphabet have survived, mainly from the Jutland Peninsula and Skåne. As a result of phonetic processes in Germanic languages, it was replaced in Scandinavia by the reduced so-called Younger Fuþark, and in Anglo-Saxon areas by the 28-character, and later 31-character Fuþork.
According to Norse beliefs, runes were given to people by the god Odin. Runes were also taught by Heimdall.
It is believed that runes are symbols working on the principle of “radiation of shapes”. Each symbol evokes subtle energies from the spiritual world and the cosmos. In addition, runes influence the subconscious by activating mental forces that are hidden under the threshold of consciousness. Nowadays, runes are used by some people to shape their personality (i.e. to strengthen certain features of the adept and eliminate others such as fear, anxiety, etc.).
|Fehu||f||the mobile property, power.||More about this rune|
|Uruz||u, v||aurochs – the primal forming force; Audhumla in the Edda, or drizzle – the primal fertilizing essence.||More about this rune|
|Thurisaz||th||Ása-Thórr, the enemy of unfriendly forces.||More about this rune|
|Ansuz||a||Ódhinn of the Æsir.||More about this rune|
|Raidho||r||The solar wagon, and the chariot of Thórr.||More about this rune|
|Kenaz||k||The controlled fire, cremation. The Gothic and Old Norse names are secondary – internal fire, inflammation, etc.||More about this rune|
|Gebo||g||That which is exchanged between gods and men.||More about this rune|
|Wunjo||w||Relationship of beings descended from the same source.||More about this rune|
|Hagalaz||h||Icy egg or seed of primal cosmic life and pattern.||More about this rune|
|Naudhiz||n||Need-fire and deliverance from distress.||More about this rune|
|Isa||i||Primal matter/antimatter.||More about this rune|
|Jera||j||Life cycle, the cycle of the sun.||More about this rune|
|Eihwaz||æ / e-i||yew as the tree of life and death – the world-tree, Yggdrasill.||More about this rune|
|Perthro||p||Divination as an indicator of ørlög, the “primal laws.”||More about this rune|
|Elhaz||z||Protective force, valkyrjur.||More about this rune|
|Sowilo||s||The holy solar wheel.||More about this rune|
|Tiwaz||t||The sky god.||More about this rune|
|Berkano||b||The numen of the birch as the earth mother.||More about this rune|
|Ehwaz||e||The twin gods or heroes in equine aspect.||More about this rune|
|Mannaz||m||The divine ancestor and sky father.||More about this rune|
|Laguz||l||Life energy and organic growth.||More about this rune|
|Ingwaz||ŋ / ng||The earth god.||More about this rune|
|Dagaz||d||The light of day.||More about this rune|
|Othala||o||Immobile hereditary property.||More about this rune|
In Norse mythology, Jormungand (also known as Midgard Serpent) is a giant snake surrounding the Midgard. It is one of the three children of the god Loki and the giant Angrboda from the Yrnvid Forest.
When Odin found out about the children of Loki and Angerboda, he ordered them to be kidnapped and then threw Jormungand into the ocean surrounding Midgard. The snake grew in the abysses until it eventually became so large that it surrounded the whole world that it could bite its own tail.
Jormungand was the greatest opponent of the god Thor. During his rehearsals in Útgarðar Thor had to lift the cat. The god of thunder, however, did not manage to do the job. As it later turned out, Skrýmir used his magic power to replace the cat with Jormungand.
There was a well-known adventure in which Thor went fishing with the giant Hymir. Instead of a normal lure, he knocked an ox head on the hook. After some time, a powerful jerk almost pulled the rod out of Thor’s hands, but he did not give up. Finally, he caught the angry Jormungand, who was caught on the bait. Horrified by the size of the monster, the Hymir cut the line with a dagger and let Jormungand escape.
On the twilight of the gods, Jormungand will emerge from the ocean and spit out venom, a poison that will cover the earth and the sky. Then his eternal enemy Thor will come to fight him. On the plain of Vigrid, God will defeat the snake, but before he can strike the final blow, he will be poisoned by his venom. Before Thor dies, he will be able to take nine more steps.