This is our collection of leather wrap-around bracelets and chunky leather “charm” bracelets for Vikings. Each features symbols from the Viking world.
If you want a wrap-around bracelet, choose the color your love and the symbol that best reflects your Viking philosophy.
For our chunky leather “charm” bracelets, choose from a black or brown leather strap and then solver or bronze plates featuring important symbols from the Viking world. Choose a piece our team has curated, or choose your own pieces to build your own meaningful bracelet.
Symbols you will find in the collection include:
Mjolnir is Thor’s Hammer, which the god of thunder uses to protect Midgard and battle with the giants. Every time he strikes, lighting and thunder are released into the cosmos. Mjolnir was worn as a symbol of protection in the Viking age and was the most popular jewelry symbol. It continued to be used well into the Christian period as a symbol of continued allegiance to the old gods.
The Valknut is the symbol of Valhalla, Odin’s great hall in Asgard. With the help of his Valkyries, he chooses the bravest fallen warriors to spend the afterlife in paradise. There they live in paradise until they are called upon to fight again alongside the gods at Ragnarok. All Vikings aspire to this destiny, and the Valknut is also a symbol of the courage it takes to achieve it.
The axe is the most recognizable Viking weapon, and all Vikings, men and women, carried an axe on their belts in war and peace. Receiving your first axe was an important right of passage. Carry your small axe with you to ensure that you are always armed for life’s challenges.
Serpents and dragons are one and the same in the Viking world. The most famous is Jormungandr, the Midgard Serpent, one of the children of Loki with the giantess Angrboda. The gods so feared the offspring of this monstrous union that they decided to throw the small serpent into the water surrounding Midgard. But there, it grew to such an enormous size that he could encircle the whole world and hold his own tail in his mouth. He will only drop his tail at Ragnarok when he is destined to emerge from the waters, poison the world with his venom, and then fight to the death with Thor. He represents the things that men and gods fear most, and the way that fears ignored have a tendency to grow. They must be faced.
Ravens are the familiars of Odin, the All-Father and the god of war and wisdom. Odin has two ravens, Huginn (thought) and Muninn (memory) that fly out into the world each day to act as the eyes and ears of the god. When he chooses to wander himself, they also accompany him. It is a good omen to see ravens circling the battlefield as it means that Odin and the Valkyries are present to choose the bravest fallen warriors for Valhalla.
Helm of Awe
The Helm of Awe, Aegishjalmur, is a magical symbol that enhances strength and makes one almost impossible to defeat in battle. The dwarf turned dragon Fafnir wears the helm of awe to protect his treasure, including the cursed ring. The symbol also appears in the Icelandic Grimoires.
Wolves represent violent and powerful forces of nature in the Viking world and several appear in Norse mythology. Fenrir, a child of Loki, is imprisoned by the gods. But he is destined to break his chains at Ragnarok when he will devour Odin himself. His children Skoll and Hati will devour the sun and moon at Ragnarok. Odin is also always accompanied by two wolves, Geri and Freki. They represent the most volatile but powerful aspects of the god. They must be tamed, but they are also sources of strength.
The Triquetra symbol is associated with magical practices in both the Celtic and Viking worlds. Among the Vikings, Volva, witches, practiced Seidr magic, and warriors practiced Rune magic. Both involved pulling on the strings of destiny to change the outcomes of events.
Swords were not widely wielded in the Viking world because they were expensive and only the most successful Vikings could afford them, as such, they were prestige weapons. The Vikings would often name their swords and be buried with them. But swords were first bent to prevent grave robbing.
Yggdrasil is the mighty tree that sits in the center of the Norse universe. The nine worlds of the cosmos are nestled in their roots and branches. It connects all things and represents the power of nature and the interconnectedness of all things in Norse philosophy.