The triangular Viking symbol known as the Valknut (pronounced "VAL-knoot") is one of the most popular yet enigmatic symbols that appear in connection with Norse mythology. The word Valknut is a more modern Norwegian term that means "knot of those fallen in battle." It is most widely recognized as a prominent symbol adorning the 7th Century Tangelgarda stone on the island of Gotland, Sweden. While the true meaning of the Valknut is not fully known, historian H.R. Ellis Davidson describes the Valknut as a symbol relating to the power of the god Odin and his ability to lay bonds on the mind, thereby rendering men either helpless or crazed and fearless in battle.
This beautifully handmade pendant pays homage to the legend and history of the Valknut by recreating it in finely polished silver pewter. It has a flat backside, comes with a leather cord, and measures about 1.3 inches in size. It is made of silver pewter that is lead-free, nickel-free, and is completely safe to wear. Please see the photos for more details.
|Dimensions||21mm X 32mm|