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The longboat figurehead was an important magical charm believed to frighten off supernatural predators just as defensive shields would protect them from human foes. Voyages could be dangerous, and the Vikings sought the guardianship of the dragon symbol for protection and good fortune when away from the home harbour. Wear this pendant for safety on journeys.
This fantasy creature a lion-horse-dog has paws clutching the edges of its frame and was frequently depicted in traditional Nordic animal art. Its energy and movement captures the restless versatility of the Viking age and was a popular decorative motif. Wear this pendant for regeneration and vitality.
The Vikings readily accepted Christ into their own pantheon of gods and the cross became a recognised symbol. The crossle has a single cross on each arm, transforming the usual equal-armed design into five crosses, empowering and augmenting its beauty. Wear this pendant for purity and spirituality.
Through magic, Odin spun the heavens around Veraldar Nagli or the World Spike. Known to us as the North Star beautifully interpreted here as a pendants it was essential in navigation and was named by the Vikings Odins Eye. Wear this pendant for direction and constancy.
An ancient symbol, the winding knot represents both the complexity of the self and the binding of relationships is an endless pattern. This amulet is worn as a charm. Wear this pendant for happy love and friendship.
Mythology relates that Odin sometimes wore a mask when encountering potential opponents. This mask was so terrifying that enemies often retreated without any need for fighting on Odins part, thus saving All Fathers energy for more enjoyable and profitable pursuits. Wear this pendant for cunning and discretion.
The Vikings knew the sea better than any, their extensive coastline tempting exploration in great longboats which allowed travel in swiftness and safety. So loved and admired were longboats that poets sang of them and viking sculptors carved them on the famous Gotland picture-stones. Wear this pendant for protection on the Sea of Life.
Christianity won Viking converts when missionaries of the Church destroyed their pagan temples and yet suffered no divine retribution from the old gods. Vikings travelled through Christian strongholds and their craftsmen embraced the cross, bringing northern artistry to Christian symbolism. Wear this pendant for love and harmony.
The Midguard Serpent, Jormungand encircles the Sunwheel, one of the oldest and most sacred of mans symbols. Sunwheels feature on rock carvings and jewellery throughout the Norse world to mark the importance of the sun in agriculture and its traditional link with the precious metal gold. Wear this pendant for wealth and abundancy.
Red-bearded Thor, the favourite Viking god, was the peoples champion with his supernatural strength and feisty humour. When he swung his hammer Mjollnir, Thor was invincible and small hammers were often worn as tokens of identification and loyalty. Mjollnir is spelled in Viking runes on this hammer. Wear this pendant for inner strength.
Carved on large rune stones in Urnes, Norway, these snakes are the symbol of Loki Shape-changer and Trickster the clever god as flexible as a serpent in wriggling out of trouble. Vikings believed snakes, in shedding their skins, were both wise and unique. Wear this pendant for skill and ingenuity.
The axe was a primary weapon, also used peaceably for ship-building and in crafts and magic. In the Voluspa (The Sibyls Prophecy), a seeress tells Odin of an axe-age, a sword-age and a wolf-age preceding Ragnarok the end of the Vikings world which Odin must try to delay but cannot prevent. Wear this pendant for achievement and victory.
Vikings strove to be brave warriors, daring in battle and contemptuous of defeat. They were motivated by the unshakeable belief in their ultimate reward in Valhalla. The Viking hero, in helmet and heavily embossed shield, personifies the Viking spirit. Wear this pendant for courage and endurance.
This open ribbonwork trefoil represents the Web of Wyrd woven by the three Norns, Norse goddesses of Fate, Vikings believed that each one could influence his future but all were subject to the cosmic destiny of Wyrd, spun by the Norns with the skein of life. Wear this pendant for developing potential.
This recreation of a famous Icelandic pendant worn by Christian and pagan Vikings alike, the cross and Thors hammer, coming together in an open cross within the cross, celebrates the life force of the sun. The wolfs head marks respect for animal cunning. Wear this pendant for vitality and success.
The dwarf Eitri forged Thors hammer, considered by Norse gods to be the best of their weapons and treasures. Here Fenrir, the wolf-being son of Loki, locks his jaws of supernatural force around the almighty power of Mjollnir in this ultimate charm for masculine empowerment. Wear this pendant for strength and virility.