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

Tree of Life Symbol, Meaning, Origin And Symbolism

Tree of Life Meaning and Symbolism, Yggdrasil the Norse World Tree in Mythology

In today’s post, we will be examining an ancient symbol shared by many cultures and religions around the world, the tree of life. Let’s get right into it, here is everything you should know about the tree of life, its origin, symbolism and meaning. What is the Tree of Life? The tree of life is a universal symbol with varying connotations in different cultures, folklore, mythology, and religions. A tree is in itself a source of life as it produces oxygen … Continue reading the article

Ouroboros: The Snake Eating Its Tail, The Infinity Symbol Meaning and Origin

Ouroboros Snake Eating Its Tail Infinity Symbol Representing Rebirth

Rich with cultural significance and religious meaning, the ouroboros symbol embodies rebirth, eternity, self-reliance, immortality, and nature’s cyclic character. The snake eating its own tail is among the most prominent ancient symbols found in the history of different cultures, religions, and civilizations. One surely does wonder how a single symbol managed to endure the test of time and make its mark on such varying civilizations and cultural beliefs. Let us get right into it and have a closer look at the … 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

The Web of Wyrd Symbol, Meaning And Origins Explained

Web of Wyrd Symbol Meaning and History Explained, Black and Brilliant Blue Colors Design

Today’s post is about a really interesting modern neo-pagan symbol that has been inspired by Norse mythology, the Web of Wyrd. The Web of Wyrd is a Nordic symbol, a woven web of fate tied to the three most important Norns, or Nornir, in Norse mythology. This lesser known sacred symbol is a metaphor for fate and destiny of all in the cosmos, humans and gods. The Web of Wyrd Meaning and Symbolism The Web of Wyrd symbol, also known as … Continue reading the article

Every Odin Symbol Explained, The Extensive List of Odin Symbols

Ravens As An Odin Symbol and a Runic Circle, the List of Odin Symbols

What are the symbols of Odin? Which symbol represents the god of war, death, wisdom, knowledge, healing, sorcery, magic, poetry and royalty in Norse mythology? For the curious ones on an everlasting journey seeking knowledge, just like the Allfather himself, here is every single Odin symbol explained in detail. Valknut, The Knot of the Slain Warriors Valknut also known as the Knot of the Slain Warriors, Hrungnir’s Heart and Valknotr, is an ancient Viking symbol found on several artworks in the … 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

Swastika Symbol, Its Meaning and History

Swastika , One of the Buddhist Peace Symbols

If you were to show anybody the swastika symbol and ask of its meaning, then they would likely speak of World War II and the symbol’s links with fascism and the Nazis. However, this was not the first recorded use of this symbol in history; in fact, the swastika dates back thousands of years and has previously held much more positive connotations. In this post we will have a look at the historic origins of the swastika, its meaning, and how … Continue reading the article