Ouroboros Valknut Viking Necklace Stainless Steel Norse Dragon Pendant
The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. Originating in ancient Egyptian iconography, the symbol entered western tradition via Greek magical tradition. The word ouroboros comes from the Greek word oura which means tail and boros which means eating. The ouroboros represents the eternal unity of all things and the cycle of life.
This ouroboros valknut Viking necklace is made of solid hypoallergenic stainless steel.
The Viking pendant a raised relief ouroboros around a valknut center with a high polish finish and antiquing to highlight the details. The name Valknut is not a traditional Viking name but a modern Norwegian title given to the symbol. It combines the words for a slain warrior, "valr," and knot "knut" to mean knot of slain warriors. This name appears to be associated with the dead and with Odin, the god of war and the dead.
The backside of the pendant is engraved with Norse runes and the helm of awe symbol. The Helm of Awe is an ancient Norse symbol that goes by a few names, the Helm of Awe, Aegishjalmur, Viking Compass. The name Aegishjalmur is derived from the God of the ocean of Jotunheim, Aegir. Jotunheim is the land of the frost giants, one of the nine realms of Norse mythology. The helm of awe is also known as a symbol of protection, courage, and strength.
This Norse design approximately measures 37mm in diameter x 5mm thick. The bail can accommodate a chain or cord up to 4.5mm wide.
This ouroboros valknut Viking pendant will arrive ready to wear on a 23-inch 3.6mm wide stainless steel spiga chain necklace.