Viking Tree of Life Yggdrasil with 5 Powerful Symbols Pendant Necklace
|SYMBOL||Yggdrasil (Tree of Life) Aegishjalmur (Helm of Awe), Elder Futhark Rune, Triple Horn of Odin, Triquetra, Valknut|
|MATERIAL||316L Stainless Steel, Antique Silver Plated|
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- Elder Futhark Rune
- Yggdrasil (Tree of Life)
- Aegishjalmur (Helm of Awe)
- Triple Horn of Odin
- Size Guide
Aegishjalmur (Helm of Awe), Elder Futhark Rune, Triple Horn of Odin, Triquetra, Valknut, Yggdrasil (Tree of Life)
316L Stainless Steel, Antique Silver Plated
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|
Yggdrasil (Tree of Life)
Yggdrasil is a sacred ash tree with its spreading branches covering 9 worlds: Niflheim, Muspelheim, Asgard, Midgard, Jotunheim, Vanaheim, Alfheim, Svartalfheim, and Helheim. In Nordic mythology, Yggdrasil is a cosmic tree, but also a tree of Odin (literally translated as Horrible Horse or Odin). Its branches cover all the heavens, its roots reach the depths of the world. It has three powerful roots – one goes back to the source of Mimir’s wisdom; the other to the Hvergelmir spring (Hurling Cauldron) – where the dragon Nidhogg (Biting Fear) lives, who bites the root; the third root goes back to heaven and the source of Urdr, where the tribunal in which the gods sat is located. The three roots have a symbolic dimension – they reflect the genesis of the world’s structure drawing on the source of wisdom and knowledge of the gods, but also from a source that is chaotic and restless (the Hurling Cauldron), the root that reaches into this sphere is bitten by a dragon – a symbol of destruction. The world, therefore, is made up of such elements, constituting its warp.
At the end of the world (or rather a certain cosmic era) a great battle will be fought between the gods and the forces of evil. After the defeat of the Yggdrasil gods, the great cosmic ash will shake so that everyone will be horrified. The world will tremble in its foundations. It will be completely destroyed, but to be reborn in a new era of love and peace.
Yggdrasil often appears in stories about Odin, the central god of heaven. In the roots of Yggdrasil was hidden the source of wisdom of Mimir, the famous sage. Odin sent his own eye there to gain access to the mystery of the source. In another version of Odin’s initiation, he hung himself, making a sacrifice of himself (a sacrifice for himself, by the way), on Yggdrasil in order to gain knowledge of runes.
The cosmic tree not only covers the whole world but is also a source of wisdom and hidden knowledge.
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).
Aegishjalmur (Helm of Awe)
The Helm of Awe (Aegishjalmur) is one of the most mysterious and powerful symbols in Norse mythology. The very appearance of this symbol is frightening. The shield is supposed to protect its owner, no matter what. Eight arms ended with a modified Elhaz rune (which in itself is protective) gives the power to capture the energy around us. By passing it through triple accumulators, they increase its power and lead it to the center, reflecting with increased power (reflecting from the circle located in the center of the symbol). The increased energy, pushed outwards, increases its strength once again (again passing through the amplifying element), to finally reach its source. Therefore, woe to our enemies who want to attack us on a physical or mental level. Why? Let’s say that someone wishes us wrong. Energy hits our environment. The Aegishjalmur catches it, intensifies, reflects, intensifies again and throws it at the sender. The symbol was also tattooed on the forehead (in the place of the third eye).
There is also an interpretation that the Aegishjalmur is 9 Scandinavian mythological worlds – 8 outer worlds and our human Midgard at the center. Based on this theory, this symbol could also be interpreted as a balance between all states of consciousness. Following this lead, we can also recognize that the Aegishjalmur is also a protection against uninvited guests from the immaterial world and their interference with us and our surroundings.
Triple Horn of Odin
The triple horns of Odin are a symbol representing three overlapping drinking horns. It has not yet been possible to discover the exact meaning of this symbol, but it may refer to stealing by Odin the Mead of Poetry. The names of the horns are ðrir, Boðn and Són. This symbol has become particularly important in the contemporary faith of Asatru, as well as for other believers who identify themselves with the god Odin.
The symbol was discovered on Snoldelev Stone in the 9th century in Denmark. Another finding is Larbro stone in Gotland, Sweden, dating back to the beginning of the 8th century. Odin’s triple horns are on his shield.
Horns appear in mythological stories about Odin and are recalled in traditional Nordic toast rituals. Most of the stories are about God’s search for Odhroerir, the magical mead brewed from the blood of the wise god Kvasir.