Jewel

 

N1

Pendant representing an interlaced snake,

figuring on silver plates of a

rich Viking merchant. Symbol of fruitfulness

and revival. 

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Bracteate (medallion) of Tuna, Uppland (Sweden)

 N4

Bracteate: couple kissing each other.

Figuration of persons seeking for

the support of supranatural forces.

From Helgo (Sweden).

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Mjllnir: Thor hammer, god of thunder, protector of the World of the

Humans against the giants, the devils of the forest, the cold and

starvation.

 

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 Mjllnir: Thor hammer, god of thunder, protector of the World of the

Humans against the giants, the devils of the forest, the cold and

starvation.

N12

Grip with bird shape. In the Viking art,

the bird is often related with

Odin who was accompanied with two

crows: Hugin (the meaning, the

thoughts) and Munin (the memory).

From Jelling, Danemark, 10th century.

N13

Walkyrie: warrior virgins, Odin's daughters.

Pendant coming from

Uppland, sweden, 6th century.

 

 

 N14

Pendant representing horse heads, coming from Gorodok (Russia) and

Grtrk (Sweden); 11th century. Symbol of the house maitress (women) in

the Viking society.

 

N15

Giant head figuring on a runic stone in

Arhus (Danemark), which purpose

is supposed to repel any attacker,

human being, animal or evil spirit;

11th century. 

N16

Grip with bird shape. In the Viking art, the bird is often related with

Odin who was accompanied with two crows: Hugin (the meaning, the

thoughts) and Munin (the memory). From Jelling, Danemark, 10th century.

 

 N17

Brooch: scabbard element coming from Danilovka (Russia).

 

  

  

 N18

Belt plate coming from Billingstar, Norway, 6th century.

In the Viking art, the snake was the symbol of the earth's underground

forces which add to be controlled in order to obtain strenght,

fruitfullness, etc.

 

 

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