This Viking Axe pendant necklace features a howling Wolf on one side and a Raven on the other side. Each side also has the Valknut symbol, Slain Warrior Knot, near the top.
Pendant height 1 5/8"
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 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.
Valknut is Old Norse and means slain warrior knot. It has three interlocking triangles and is found on several runes stones and other ancient Viking artifacts.
Fenrir is the son of the God Loki and the giantess Angrboda. Fenrir is the most infamous wolf in Norse mythology known for biting off the hand of the God Tyr and will break free of his tethers during Ragnarok to run wild devouring everything in his path and will even kill the God Odin before finally being put to death by one of Odin's sons.
Geri and Freki, ravenous and greedy in Old Norse, are wolves who reside in Valhalla with Odin.
Hugin and Munin (pronounced "HOO-gin" and "MOO-nin"; Old Norse Huginn and Muninn, are two ravens who help the god Odin.
Ravens were of great significance to the Vikings and revered as a sign from the Gods when they appeared. Odin had two ravens named Hugin and Munin (Old Norse Huginn and Muninn) The names come from the words hugr and munr which translates to "Thought" and "Memory"
Two ravens sit on his (Odin's) shoulders and whisper all the news which they see and hear into his ear; they are called Huginn and Muninn. He sends them out in the morning to fly around the whole world, and by breakfast they are back again. Thus, he finds out many new things and this is why he is called 'raven-god' (hrafnaguð).
From the Poetic Edda in the poem Grímnismál, Odin says:
Hugin and Munin
Fly every day
Over all the world;
I worry for Hugin
That he might not return,
But I worry more for Munin.
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