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Viking Axe Vegvisir Compass Sowilo Stainless Steel Pendant Necklace
Viking Axe Vegvisir Viking Compass Sowilo stainless steel pendant on a stainless steel chain.
This pendant features Viking Vegvisir compass centered on the axe adorned with Norse knot work and the Sowilo Rune on the bail. The reverse side features the same knot work with a flower motif. The entire pendant has been polished to a mirror shine.
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 ax 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 is also the axe is featured in Norway's coat of arms.
The Vegvisir, "That Which Shows the Way", pronounced "VEGG-vee-seer". "If this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known."
Rune Sowilo means sun, strength, energy, health, and success.