9 Fascinating Norse Viking Symbols  -  What Do They Mean?

Triquetra, the Trinity Knot 

Triquetra, AKA the Celtic Trinity Knot, is the symbol of the Triple Goddess in Norse and Celtic paganism.

Yggdrasil, the World Tree 

Yggdrasil, the World Tree, is the giant ash tree that connects the Nine Realms in Norse mythology.

Valknut, the Symbol of Odin

Valknut, 'the Knot of the Slain Warriors' is a Viking symbol representing Odin that was also used in pagan magic.

Aegishjalmur, the Helm of Awe

Aegishjalmur, the Helm of Awe, is a Viking symbol of protection used to protect Viking warriors in battle.

Vegvisir, the Nordic Compass

Vegvisir, the Nordic compass, is a Norse symbol of protection and guidance.


Being one of Odin's main animal companions (along with wolves) ravens were revered by Norse people and they were an integral element of Viking symbolism. 

The Triple Horn of Odin

The Triple Horn is a symbol of Odin representing the 3 times he drank the magical mead of wisdom and poetry

Mjolnir, the Hammer of Thor

Mjolnir, the Hammer of Thor, is the magical weapon wielded by Thor, the God of Thunder in Norse mythology.

Gungnir, the Spear of Odin

Gungnir is Odin's magical spear in Norse mythology that never missed its target according to the belief.