Famous Norse And Viking Symbols And Their Meanings (In Mythology, Religion And Daily Life)

Celtic Tree of Life Knot Meaning Explained

The Norse people were as spiritual as it comes, so much so that their spiritual beliefs were essentially considered not a religion, but a part of their everyday reality. They genuinely believed that cosmic forces played an active role in everything that happened with their lives. They also believed in magic and practice of seidr (Norse magic), which also heavily featured symbols, was quite common. That is why symbols played an important role in Norse culture and it would be impossible … Continue reading the article

Odal Rune Meaning, Symbolism And Origin (Othala Rune)

Odal Rune Magic Norse Symbol Picture

In today’s post, we will be discussing one of the most important runes in the Elder Futhark which also became an important symbol over time: Odal also known as the Othala rune. Well, let’s get right into it, here is everything you should know about the Odal rune/symbol, its meaning, origin, transformation and appropriation throughout history. The Odal rune might remind you of a ribbon, especially the ones we put on during the days we pay respect to the struggle of … Continue reading the article

Symbols of Strength And Perseverance

Phoenix bird as part of symbols of rebirth and reincarnation collection

The next part in our series of symbolism articles is about a specific topic; symbols of strength and perseverance around the world. Let us get right into it, here is the extensive list of strength symbols across cultures starting with the beautiful lotus flower and the East. Eastern Symbols of Strength  Lotus Flower, A Buddhist Symbol of Strength and Perseverance Being one of the most prominent and common ancient symbols, the lotus flower is a symbol of perseverance, resilience and strength … Continue reading the article

Valknut, The Symbol of Odin: Valknut Meaning and Origin Explained

Valknut, Odin's Symbol, the Knot of the Slain Warrior

Today, we will be examining the Valknut symbol as we carry on with our article series about Viking symbols. Let’s get right into it, here is all you need to know about the Valknut, also known as the symbol of Odin, its meaning and origins. The Origin of Valknut, the Symbol of Odin  Valknut, also known as Valknot, Valknutr and Hrungnir’s Heart, is one of the most prominent Viking symbols. Pronounced as ‘val-knoot’, the Nordic symbol is depicted by three interlocking … Continue reading the article

Aegishjalmur, The Helm of Awe, Viking Symbol of Protection And Its Meaning

Aegishjalmur, the Viking Symbol of Strength

In today’s post, we will be delving into one of the most popular Norse Viking symbols, Aegishjalmur also known as the helm of awe and terror. What does the Aegishjalmr mean and why is it called the helm of awe? Without further ado, here is all you need to know about the Aegishjalmr symbol, its meaning and origins. What is the Meaning of Aegishjalmur? Aegishjalmr (Ægishjálmur in Greek and sometimes spelled Aegishjalmur) is one of the most important Viking symbols in … Continue reading the article

Vegvisir, Runic Viking Compass: Meaning And Origins

Vegvisir A Pagan Symbol Explained, The Runic Viking Compass

In today’s post, we will be delving into one of the most important Norse Viking symbols, the Vegvisir. Here is everything you need to know about the meaning and symbolism behind the Vegvisir as well as the origins of the symbol. Also known as the runic Viking compass, the Vegvisir (pronounced “VEGG-vee-seer”) is a magical stave that originated from Iceland. In general, the Vegvisir symbol is believed to help the bearer find their way, especially through rough weather. Vegvisir is mentioned … Continue reading the article