Armring from Gotland Viking Bronze
💎 Authentic Viking-style armring
💎 Based on an archaeological find from Gotland, Sweden
💎 Two serpent heads meet (Jormungandr)
💎 Handcrafted in fine bronze
What does this jewelry represent?
This stunning bronze armring is based on an archaeological specimen found in Gotland in Sweden. Decorated with a twisting pattern, it ends in two serpent heads. These represent Jormungandr, the Midgard Serpent, that lives in the sea surrounding Midgard.
The gods so feared this serpent that they threw it into the sea when it was small. There it grew to such an enormous size that it encircles the entire world and holds its own tail in its mouth. It will only leave the waters at Ragnarok, when it will poison the world with its venom before fighting to the death with Thor.
Jormungandr represents the things men and gods fear most and is a reminder that we must all face our fears in the end.
Armrings were given by lords to their warriors as loyalty payments. Oaths were sometimes also sworn on rings, and they were worn or dedicated to the gods as a symbol of that oath.
In modern Asatru, some practitioners wear armrings as symbols of the most important promises that they have made to themselves or others.
Size : It has an overall length of 18 cm and it could fit to a wrist of 5.5 - 7.5 cm diameter. The thickness of the bronze wire is 4.5 mm.
Weight : 29g
Material : Bronze
Made In Spain