Viking Axe - Pendant
The Northern character for victory and success is engraved into this Viking axe.
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The civilization of the Vikings reached its height in Northern Europe from 700 to 1000 A.D. where the rough Scandinavian homelands of the Vikings very often generated ferocious people, who wanted to discover and conquer the world. With their unique longboats and superior weapons the Vikings very quickly earned their fearless reputation for conquest and even today our weekdays are named after Nordic gods and goddesses.
Most of our knowledge about the Vikings comes from Icelandic poetry. These so-called Eddas were written by gifted and highly honored poets - the Skalds - and told mythic tales which contained words of advice, prophecies and detailed family trees. Many stories are about the mighty one-eyed god Odin, living in Asgard in his big Hall Vallhalla, where dead heroes received their rewards in form of endless feasts and banquets. Although courage and loyalty were the most respected character attributes of a Viking, our Nordic ancestors also worshiped humor and the romantic complications of a great love.
Viking artists and craftsmen worked with gold, copper, silver and brass and created a very special design were metal strands were intertwined and interweaved with animal-like figures. The males of the Vikings wore bangles and pendants and their wives - who had a high position in their society and could even get a divorce from their husbands, if they didn't satisfy them - favored brooches, pendants and decorative fibulas.
The Vikings buried vast amounts of jewelry and silver objects with their dead, because they believed that these things were very useful in the life after death in Valhalla. Because of the big amounts of archaeological findings in these treasure troves today we know a lot about the motifs of the Viking era, which have also inspired this pendant.
Viking Axe: The deadly axe was the main weapon of the Vikings but it was also used peacefully for shipbuilding, handicraft and the casting of spells. Together with the two runes of victory engraved into the blades, this Viking axe symbolizes perfection and triumph. In the Völuspá - a prophetic writing with the title "The Second Sight of the Seer" - a female seer predicts Odin, the highest god of the Vikings, the coming of the Age of the Axe, the Age of the Sword and the Age of the Wolf, before it will be time for Ragnarök - the end of the Vikings world, which Odin is able to delay but not to avert.
This jewelry is also available in copper, silver and gold
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This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Trove of Valhalla".
Trove of Valhalla
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