Norse-Viking Symbols & Meanings - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Jan 10, 2019 · There were many powerful symbols from the Norse-Viking period ranging from the wolf (for protection), to the horse (protection in travel), the troll cross (an amulet that protected one from trolls), the image of the Vegvisir ('way guide', a late Icelandic symbol which helped one find one’s way) and the Web of Wyrd (web of fate), as well as the runes which were thought to evoke mystical …Author: Joshua J. Mark…

Viking and Norse Symbols and Meanings - Norse Spirit

Aug 24, 2018 · Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life, is not only one of the most prominent Viking/Norse symbols but an important element of the Norse faith itself. According to Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is the Great Tree that connects the nine worlds/nine realms of the universe, namely Asgard, Midgard, Muspelheim, Jotunheim, Vanaheim, Niflheim, Alfheim, Svartalfheim, Helheim.…

Viking Symbols: Power, Protection and Magic - History

Most of the Vikings symbols we know about were carved on runestones, swords, axes and other items precious to the Norse people. The sagas refer to amulets the people wore, such as Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. In the article on Viking art, we learned that the Vikings loved decorating the items around them,...…

Symbols - Norse Mythology for Smart People

In addition to the runes, the pre-Christian mythology and religion of the Norse and other Germanic peoples were full of intriguing and powerful symbols. Here are some of them: Thor’s Hammer, a symbol of protection, strength, consecration, and the integrity of custom and tradition.…