Viking Symbols

Viking Symbols Appeared on the Viking Artifact

Viking runestone and Viking symbols

For the Vikings who often engaged themselves in battle and lead a life in either harsh weather and disasters, battling and surviving skills were not enough to soothe their fear. They needed something to help them overcome their fear. Then they developed a system of Viking symbols that the Vikings believes could endow them with …


Tune Ship: The First Discovered with Unskilled Dig

The Tune Ship was the first Viking ship ever excavated in 1867

The Viking Tune ship is now on display in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway. This is the first Viking ship that the archaeologists excavated in 1867. By far, it has become one of the best preserved Viking ships in the world. The heavy-handed and unprofessional excavation It was during the time that the …


Viking Valknut Symbol

Image of Viking Valknut symbol

Valknut pronounced as “VAL-knoot” was one of the most sacred Viking symbols. The reason why Viking Valknut symbol was famous and respected was mainly attributed to its direct link with Odin the Allfather. This Valknut symbol was one of the mightiest Odin’s symbols. Viking Valknut Symbol of Death The symbol of Valknut consisted of three interlocking triangles that pointed upwards. This symbol appeared in many runestones and depictions …


Viking Wolf Symbol

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Of all the animals, wolves have been suffering the most controversies. Most of the times, the illustration of wolves is often the villain. However, there are times that wolves prove to be helpful. In Norse mythology, Viking wolf symbol presented both the negative and positive sides. The most famous wolf in Norse mythology and Viking belief was Fenrir the God of Destruction. Fenrir – Viking Wolf Symbol Fenrir was …


Web of Wyrd

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The fountain of Viking symbols always seems to be a wonderful source of both power and inspiration. Among those symbols, the Web of Wyrd was the listed as one of the most awesome and mysterious ones. The meaning and power of Web of Wyrd were worth discussing. In this blog post, we are going to discover one of the most important Viking symbols: the Web of Wyrd. The Web of Wyrd symbol was very powerful In Norse mythology and Viking belief, …


Viking Twin Ravens Symbol

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The Norse belief and tales deeply implanted into the mindset of the Vikings. They worshipped the Norse pantheon and used the Norse symbols as their amulets in life. Of all the Norse/Viking symbols, the twin ravens were one of the most powerful symbols that the Vikings respected. In this blog post, we are going to discuss the Viking Ravens Symbol Twin Ravens were Odin’s …


Aegishjalmur – Helm of Awe

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The Helm of Awe or Ægishjálmur (EYE-gis-hiowl-mer) was one of the most mysterious symbols to the Vikings and Norse mythology. People regard it as a powerful and mystical symbol. The main power that people know about the Helm of Awe was its protection for the wearers. The Design of Helm of Awe The Helm of Awe consisted of eight spikes that radiated out like they were protecting the central point. This design stroke and instilled …


Mjolnir Symbol – Thor’s Hammer

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In Norse mythology, Mjolnir or Thor’s hammer was one of the most powerful weapons. The owner of Mjolnir hammer was Thor the god of lightning and thunder. And yes, the main power of Mjolnir was to create the storm and strike thunder and lightning. Mjolnir hammer not only became a powerful symbol in Norse sagas but Mjolnir …


Vegvísir – Viking Compass

Image of Vegvisir Viking Compass

The Vikings must be very proud of their great treasure of ancient symbols. Viking symbols were not only beautiful in appearance but also in their meaning. For their life closely connected with agricultural, seafaring, and warfare activities, they always wished for luck and protection on their going. And one of the Viking most important and …


Viking Runes

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In the Viking ancient time, the common system of writing developed and used was the Runes. The word “rune” means both “mystery” or “letter” and “secret”. Viking runes now have been recognized as one of the most mysterious signs that possess the unpredictable power within themselves. Each rune had its meaning and belonged to a god. Each runic …