Poisonous green blood and a dangerous breath - the dragon as a symbol of terror and domination
It wanted to gain dominion over the earth and wipe out the entire world. In the Middle Ages, the Vikings saw the beast as the devil himself. The cruel dragon was of a monstrous and gigantic appearance, which could not have been worse. The world could only survive if the dragon was defeated by God or a foolhardy hero.
With a devastating look and vigilant strength
The winged animal was a kind of giant snake creature and had a fixed gaze. The split tongue and several heads were his extraordinary trademark. The invulnerable dragon was able to spit fire and possessed the characteristics of many birds, predators and reptiles. Sometimes the unpleasant contemporary was depicted with enormous lion paws, wings or mighty eagle claws.
Smart and with the eyes of a cat
As a mystical snake creature it had either no legs or two of them. In the Middle Ages the dragon was used as an unmistakable army sign and battle symbol. It was to be recognized as a landmark on numerous signs, coats of arms as well as helmets or also flags. The Viking Age was strongly influenced by images of the dragon. Not only churches or rune stones were decorated with terrible dragon heads.
It is cast in bronze and has a fixed loop, which is as decorated as the rim. The recesses of the relief-like piece of jewellery are blackened and accentuate the polished surface even better. The dragon, entwined to the typical Celtic knot, spits fire in this representation.
Diameter: ca: 3,1 cm
length: 3,8 cm
produced by the lost wax process
incl. black leather strap
A flying monster conquers antiquity
Weapons, magnificent jewellery and huge ships also showed the monster in all its splendour. From the eighth century onwards, the fearsome dragons were often mentioned in Nordic heroic poems. Experience the magic of that time and be transported back to a fascinating world!
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