Viking Valknut Necklace Stainless Steel Norse Nidhogg Serpent Pendant
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.
Nidhogg entangled himself within the roots of the great Yggdrasil, the tree of life. Deep down there, he gnawed the roots of Yggdrasil and ate the corpses. The eyes of Nidhogg dragon sparkled in the darkness splaying its jaws. During the Ragnarok disaster, Nidhogg joined the giant army to dethrone the Aesir Gods, the Asgard dwellers. Nidhogg was one of few Ragnarok survivors to witness the new period of cosmos.
This Viking valknut necklace is made of solid hypoallergenic stainless steel. The Norse Nidhogg pendant has a high polish finish with a high polish gold color PVD finish on the valknut.
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 design approximately measures 37mm in diameter x 4.5mm thick. The bail can accommodate a chain or cord up to 4.5mm wide.
This Viking valknut pendant will arrive ready to wear on a 24-inch 3.6mm wide stainless steel spiga/wheat chain necklace that has an easy-to-use lobster claw clasp.