No one could have ever imagined that Vikings loved jewelry because when we hear the world Vikings, the picture that comes to our mind is fearless warriors with the horns on their head and swords in their hand. The truth is that Vikings had a very modern lifestyle adapting different cultures as they travel a lot and the Vikings Men and Women were fond of jewelry. They made very beautiful jewelry items like necklaces, bracelets rings from precious materials such as gold, silver copper, bronze and other shiny materials. Bronze and Silver were the main materials used to make jewelry, and gold was rarely used.
The symbols carved on their jewelry items were extraordinary. Each of the symbol crafted on the jewelry items had different meaning and significance.
Meaning of the Viking Symbols:
- Aegishjalmr: It is also known as Helm Of Awe. It is the symbol of protection and victory. Nowadays it is called Agiz.
- Triskele: The three-legged symbol, also known as Horns Of Odin. It is the symbol of Love, Power, and Intellect. Some people believe it as a symbol of Soul, Body, and Mind.
- Mjolnir: It is also known as Thor’s Hammer. It is associated with lightning and thunder and is one of the most powerful symbols. The Vikings believed it as the symbol of power, and their warriors wore this symbol in their necks. A mjlonir necklace, ring or keychain will be a stylish addition in your collection. Buy yours now at VikingCaulking store.
- Yggdrasil: Yggdrasil is also known as the tree of life. It represents birth, death, and rebirth. The carried this symbol as a sign of good luck, positive energy, health, and wealth.
- Raven: In Celtic mythology, the raven’s is a bird of intellect and wisdom. The Ravens were eyes and ears of Vikings god, Odin. They travel around the world and return at breakfast time and whisper all the stories they saw and heard in his ears.
- Sleipnir: Sleipnir was Odin’s eight-legged horse, and it symbolizes good luck in travel, surety, speed, perception, superiority, and eternal life.
- Valknut: The valknut Norse symbol, symbolizes bravery, courage, and destiny.
- Vegvisir: The vegvisir sign means the compass; the symbol was used to find things and was a protection against getting lost, especially in the sea.
- Triquetra: The triquetra is not a Norse symbol, but Celtic; different people have different believes about the triquetra symbol. Some believe the three knots tied together are a symbol of birth, death, and afterlife. Others believe it represents the Holy Trinity, son, father, and the Holy Spirit. The triquetra symbol is also known as the trinity symbol and is very common among Irish people.
- Viking Axe: The axe was the weapon of the Vikings people, which ranged in different sizes and was the most common and famous weapon used in battle. The axe was a symbol of strength, audacity, and bravery.
- Fenrir: Fenrir, the wolf, was the most frightening creature in Norse mythology. He was said to be the son of Loki, the god of mischief. The wolf has both negative and positive energy in Viking culture and is a symbol of bravery, shamanistic powers and teamwork. He was most feared of them all.
- Dragons: The Norse serpents, dragons were cosmic forces to the Viking warriors; they were heart and soul to the Viking people. They were very famous among Vikings, and the most famous of them all was Fafnir, The most frightening, powerful, big and hard to kill. The majestic beasts symbolize power, strength, danger, and chaos.
The legacy and traditions remained after the end of the Vikings through stories, artifacts, and jewelry pieces. People nowadays love their jewelry, classy and elegant, goes with every dress. You can buy Viking jewelry, shirts, and decorative items on vikingcaulking online store. They have very reasonable rates and fast shipping service.