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Viking Decor

This is our new but growing collection of Viking-inspired pieces for the home. Check back regularly for new releases.

The current focus of the collection is small statuettes of the gods ideal as decorative pieces for any Viking home or altarpieces for an Asatru or Heathen altar. These pieces have been specially designed for the VKNG collection.

Odin Statue: The All-Father

Odin is called the All-Father because he is both one of the creators of the world of Midgard and mankind, and also the progenitor of most of the Aesir gods. He is a complex god and is associated with war, wisdom, wanderers, writing, witchcraft, and Valhalla.

Odin is the god of war and decides the outcomes of all battles. He carries an enchanted spear, Gungnir, which is also the most common weapon carried by Viking warriors. Before battle, the Vikings would often throw a spear over the heads of the enemies to dedicate their souls to Odin.

Odin would determine the outcome of battles with the help of his Valkyries. They would also choose the bravest fallen dead to take to Valhalla, Odin’s great hall in Asgard. There they live in paradise until they are called upon to fight again alongside the gods in the final battle of Ragnarok.

Odin was famously ravenous for wisdom and would do anything to obtain it. He plucked out his own eye for a small drink from the well of wisdom. He has two ravens, Huginn and Muninn, which fly out into the world each day and tell the god everything they see and hear. They can also deliver messages from the god.

When Odin decides to wander the worlds himself, disguised as a wanderer, he is often accompanied by his ravens.

When Odin saw the Norns, the Norse fates, using the runes at the base of Yggdrasil, he was jealous of their knowledge. He hung himself from Yggdrasil for nine days and nights while pieced by his own spear to learn the secrets of the runes. He shared those secrets with mankind, as both a writing system and tools for magic. He also learned the art of Seidro magic from Freyja, despite the fact it was considered effeminate. He is a master of magic.

Odin also stole the Mead of Poetry from the giants. Only a sip can grant mastery of the spoken word, another gift he shared with mankind.

Thor Statue: The god of Thunder

Thor is a son of Odin with the giantess Jord, which is a personification of the earth. He is the strongest of all the gods and therefore charged with protecting the worlds of Asgard and Midgard from the giants with his hammer, Mjolnir.

He is the god of thunder and creates thunder and lightning when he strikes with his hammer. He is also a weather god and a fertility god, important to both sailors and farmers. He also maintained social order and his hammer was called on to hallow weddings and demarcate sacred spaces.

He represents the ideal Viking warrior. He is brave to a fault, often jumping without looking. He also has a large ego and a large appetite. But he faces all foes without fear of the consequences, and this is something that Vikings tried to emulate.

Loki Statue: The Trickster

The trickster Loki is a giant who made a blood brotherhood pact with Odin which allowed him to live in Asgard among the gods. He was considered their ally. While he was often responsible for getting them into trouble, he also always sides with the gods when it comes to getting out of it. Loki is not evil or malicious, but rather chaotic, representing an important element of reality.

The breakdown of the relationship between Loki and the gods is the trigger for Ragnarok. Loki will plot to kill Balder, another son of Odin and the most beloved of the gods. For this, Loki will be banished from Asgard, and eventually imprisoned. He is chained up in a cave and a venomous snake hung over his body to painfully drip poison onto his skin.

Loki will only escape his prison at Ragnarok when he will lead an army of giants and other enemies of the gods against them. This enormous upheaval and battle will lead to the absolute destruction of all existence.