Viking Mjolnir with Valknut, Vegvisir and Ravens Pendant Necklace
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|Symbol||Huginn and Muninn Ravens, Mjolnir (Thor’s Hammer), Valknut, Vegvísir|
|Material||316L Stainless Steel|
|Length||23 ⅝” (60 cm)|
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Huginn and Muninn Ravens, Mjolnir (Thor’s Hammer), Valknut, Vegvísir
316L Stainless Steel
23 ⅝” (60 cm)
Huginn and Muninn Ravens
Huginn and Muninn (“Thought” and “Memory”) are twin ravens from Norse mythology. They are the servants of the god Odin. According to the legend, they are sent every morning to collect news, then return to Odin at dusk. Every evening they report on events from all over the world – they whisper these messages into Odin’s ear.
Ravens and crows are not a happy sign in general. In most cultures, these birds are a symbol of disaster, war, or disease – they have often been seen flying over the battlefield or feeding on the fallen. Despite these negative traits, people have also seen the extraordinary intelligence of ravens – birds that often symbolize messengers (or news), as in the case of the Huginn and Muninn ravens.
Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer)
Thor’s Hammer or Mjolnir is undoubtedly one of the most famous objects in popular culture. It has become so popular mainly due to the huge success of the Avengers series. However, as it is often the case with pop-cut films, the image shown there differs significantly from the one presented in the source materials.
Thor’s Hammer’s story is depicted in Norse mythology, and the stories of his miraculous feats go back thousands of years. The name Mjolnir comes from the proto-Germanic *meldunjaz and can now be interpreted as “grinder” or “crusher”.
In Norse mythology, Mjolnir is mentioned as one of Thor’s three valuable possessions, next to the belt that doubles his power and iron gloves. There is also information that after Thor’s death (who will die in Ragnarok), his hammer will inherit his sons: Modi and Magni.
How did Thor’s Hammer come into being? Loki put on his head with Sindri and his brother Brokkr that they will not be able to create more beautiful objects than Ivaldi’s sons (dwarfs that created valuable things for the gods: Odin’s Gungnir spear and Freya’s Skíðblaðnir’s boat). Although Loki tries to interfere with them, the dwarfs create Gullinbursti, a wild boar for Freya, Draupnir, a golden ring for Odin, which reproduces nine times a day, and Mjolnir for Thor. Loki manages to avoid payment by claiming that the dwarfs would have to cut his neck to pick up his head, which was not the subject of the bet. Thor’s Hammer is described as the weapon that Thor could hit as hard as he wanted, which, when thrown, always returned to his hand and which he could easily hide in his pocket if necessary.
Valknut is best known as the “Knot of the Fallen”. The warriors who gave their lives in battle, equipped with the symbol of intertwined triangles, demonstrated not only their faith in noble values, but also their hope that after their death they would join the ranks of the “Einherjar” – warriors taken to the land of Valhalla, the eternal happiness from which they would return on the day of the end of the world, called to the final fight against evil.
Valor, courage, honor, and love for the homeland – these were the qualities that characterized every Germanic warrior ready to give his life for his people. The etymology of the word Valknut refers directly to the following values: “Val” refers to valor, and “knut” to knot binds three triangles together.
Depending on its interpretation, is assigned different numerical symbols:
Three is a Celtic symbol of motherhood, birth, and rebirth; another interpretation makes us understand the connection of the three triangles as a symbol of the coexistence of the kingdom of earth, heaven, and hell. Nine refers to images of nine worlds of Nordic mythology (Niflheim, Muspelheim, Asgard, Midgard, Jotunheim, Vanaheim, Alfheim, Svartalfheim, Helheim).
Vegvisir is a compass that guides us through the hardships of life, helping us always find our way home. The old Scandinavian peoples roared Vegvisir on the beaks of their boats before the expedition. It was supposed to protect them from failures and bad events. It was also used for purely magical purposes. Painted on a forehead, it protected the body during astral travels and activities that required non-physical wandering outside its body. The compass always marked the way to a safe haven and a safe place. Each part of Vegvisir has its own meaning. The arched lines have to receive and release energy (depending on whether they are directed inwards or outwards), providing the right flow. The short lines that intersect the main arms are the accumulators that increase the energy passing through them and thicken it. Wheels, on the other hand, are mirrors that reflect and send energy back to its source. The rake-like elements act as a net to catch the necessary vibrations from the world around us.
Vegvisir is a part of Galdrastafir – runic magic in which seals and symbols with a very strong effect are created. Galdra (magic) and stafir (sticks/lines) are a kind of modification and transformation of runes in the direction of creating a symbol with very strong energy, oriented towards a specific goal. The original notes come from the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries from the Icelandic grimoire called Galdrabók. There are 47 spells in it, and one of them is Vegvisir.