Raven Pendant Viking Jewellery
The raven has been a symbolic animal for many centuries and is worshipped in many cultures as a companion of deities. The pendant from the 10th century in the form of a raven is made after an original and is assigned to the time of the Vikings. As a model for the raven pendant served a historical hook closure, as it was used in the Viking Age to attach garments or calf wraps.
- Dimensions: 3.5 x 1.8 cm
- solid metal casting
- 10th century A.D.
- including leather strap and cotton bag
The Raven God of the Vikings - Raven as a Pendant
According to legend, the mighty father of the Vikings possessed all-encompassing wisdom and an equally great thirst for knowledge. On his shoulders sit the two ravens Hugin and Munin, who tell him about everything they found out about world events on their messenger flights. According to his faithful companions, the supreme god of the Vikings was also called the Raven God. Translated, the names of the birds mean "thought" and "memory"!
The Gods of the Vikings - In Search of Knowledge
However, Odin is regarded as the most prominent god of Germanic or Nordic mythology. As an ambivalent figure he also went down in the tradition. In the figure of the father of the gods many different qualities and attributes unite, which are attributed to him and which have determined stories about him on a large scale. Thus Odin is on the one hand the god of war and heroic death, but also a cunning and insidious god of magic and wisdom. Odin was often portrayed as a wanderer.
He walked unrecognized among humans and gods to experience their stories. Odin g was old as a wise and powerful head of the gods, but at the same time he was also a feared and powerful war god. In equal parts, he was just and insidious. While many worshipped him for his strength and martial arts, others saw him as a source of knowledge and wisdom and a wanderer in search of knowledge.
Viking raven pendants
A pretty gift and a decoration for everyone is the Viking pendant after a model of a kind of brooch. It shines impressively on the rustic leather strap!
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