The Vikings believed that their runes were more than just an alphabet that could describe the world. They were also a magical toolkit that could be used to shape the world. Many of the greatest Viking warriors were also runemasters.
While we know little about how rune magic functioned in the Viking age, a series of Icelandic grimoires from the 18th century record later versions of magical runic staves.
One of the most important of these staves is Vegvisir, also known as the Norse Compass.
It is a powerful magical wayfinding symbol. The user will never lose their way, even if they don't know where they are going.
While it was probably used by Viking explorers, modern followers of the old way also associate Vegvisir with guidance on spiritual journeys.
This stunning bronze pendant places Vegvisir within a circle of runes. This makes it the ideal piece for the modern Viking adventurer seeking the guidance of the runes.
Traditional Norse knotwork design styles inspire the outer setting.