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Viking Axe Tiwaz Sun Wheel Stainless Steel Pendant Necklace
This Viking pendant features the Norse Rune Tiwaz on the bail and a Sun Wheel. This pendant is reversible and features the same image on both sides.
Pendant height 1 1/4"
Pendant width 1 1/4"
Necklace length is 23 1/2"
All pendant necklaces come with a stainless steel chain.
An axe was the most common weapon of choice in the Viking Age and all free men and some women carried an axe at all times to protect their homes, farms, and communities. Axes were typically made of iron and quite plain but some were decorated with copper, silver, and/or gold.
The most famous Viking axe is "Hel", named after the Norse goddess of death (Loki's daughter). This axe belonged to King Magnus of Norway and Denmark who inherited the weapon from his father, Olav Haraldsson of Norway and the axe is also featured in Norway's coat of arms.
Sun Wheel, is one of the oldest symbols dating back thousands of years to the Bronze age and is found in several continents. The Sun Wheel is even older than the Runes and it's meaning spanned from luck, prosperity, power, protection, sanctity, and was often associated intimately with the Sun and Sky.
Tiwaz is the Norse Rune that means victory and honor and is associated with the God Tyr, the God of War, Law, and Justice.