Viking Fenrir Wolf with Othala Rune Pendant Necklace
$24.95 – $33.95
|SYMBOL||Elder Futhark Rune, Fenrir Wolf|
|MATERIAL||Antique Bronze Plated, Antique Silver Plated, Leather, Zinc Alloy|
|PENDANT SIZE||2″ x 1 ⅛” (52×29 mm)|
Elder Futhark Rune, Fenrir Wolf
Antique Bronze Plated, Antique Silver Plated, Leather, Zinc Alloy
2" x 1 ⅛" (52×29 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|
Fenrir (in. Fenris) – in Scandinavian mythology a huge wolf, one of the three children Loki had with the giant Angerboda. It was characteristic for him that because of its size, during yawning the jaw touched the sky and the mandible touched the ground. Fenrir is mentioned in Poetic Edda and Prose Edda. Both sources regard him as the father of the wolf brothers Sköll and Hati.
The gods were afraid that when the wolf grew up, it could threaten them, so they decided to bind him with a chain called Løding. However, the beast was liberated from it, and also from another, much stronger one, called the Dreads. The dwarfs weave a magical rope called Gleipnir, made of the sound of the cat’s footsteps, the beard of a woman, the root of a rock, the tendons of a bear, the breath of fish and the saliva of a bird. The gods took the wolf to an island, where they were to bind him with a magic rope, but Fenrir, having sensed the trick, decided to agree to bind the Gleipnir on condition that one of the gods put his hand in his mouth. The god Tyr took up this task. But when the gods bound the wolf, Tyr could not free himself, then the angry Fenrir bit off his right hand. From now on Tyr was also called the One-Handed.
Fenrir is to free himself from his ties and devour the god Odin on the day of Ragnarök during the last battle of the gods with the giants. He will be killed by Odin’s son, Widar.