Valknut Viking Pendant - Odin, Norse, Asaturu, Heathen Pendant. Valhalla.
A beautifully finished and deeply etched pendant in pure copper featuring the Valknut or knot of the slain - a symbol often associated with Odin and Valhalla. The pendant is pleasantly heavy and measures approx 25mm (1") tall X 30mm (1 1/4") wide X 3mm (1/8") thick. Form Wikipedia: The valknut (coined from Old Norse valr, "slain warriors" and knut, "knot") is a symbol consisting of three interlocked triangles. It appears on a variety of objects from the archaeological record of the ancient Germanic peoples. The compound noun valknut is from the modern era. The term used for the symbol during its historical employment is unknown. Scholars have proposed a variety of explanations for the symbol, sometimes associating it with the god Odin, and it has been compared to the three-horned symbol found on the 9th-century Snoldelev Stone, with which it may be related. Each one is unique. No two are the same. The photographs above are an example only. As all items are made to order we will send you photographs of your item prior to dispatch for your approval. This item comes with an adjustable length cord with velvet gift bag, a certificate explaining the meaning behind the symbology and a care leaflet. Cleansed and blessed for strength, health, and protection from the Old Norse Gods and the Viking Ancestors, by the North Sea at Tynemouth, Northumberland, England at the site of the invasion of Northumbria in 875 AD by Halfdene, first King of the Kingdom of Jorvik (York). Copper and its alloys; bronze and brass, are natural materials with proven anti-microbial properties and although we can make no claims, some say anti-inflammatory effects useful for joint pain. Unless otherwise stated your piece will come coated in a tough invisible transparent lacquer to protect the finish however over time and depending on how its treated this coating may break down. As such, depending on your body chemistry and atmospheric conditions this piece may leave a harmless greenish deposit on the skin. This is easily washed off and can be minimized by keeping it clean and dry or lacquering/waxing it yourself. Non-European customers. Please note your country may charge import duty, VAT or other taxes on foreign imports. We are in no way accountable or responsible for this and the payment of any such charges are solely the buyer’s responsibility. We suggest you familiarize yourself with your country’s import regulations before ordering to avoid any unpleasant surprises.