Shield Rune Viking Iolite and Garnet Necklace

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Shield Rune Viking Iolite and Garnet Necklace

162.00

This one of a kind necklace features an Algiz rune made of pure recycled silver. All silver is patina darkened and sanded for some nice rustic contrast. The necklace portion features iolite gemstones said to be used by the Vikings for ship navigation strung using a pearl stringing technique on silk. The iolite has red garnet gems randomly dispersed to symbolize the blood of the wearer's enemies.

Runes were used by ancient Germanic speaking peoples and have become popularly known as "Viking" runes. While much of their actual history and translation is debated, the runes have one common myth in ancient Norse lore that has been patched together by using two different sagas (mainly). In summation, the god Odin is attributed with unlocking the knowledge of the runes. In a story called the Havamal, Odin is said to hang from a tree (possibly Yggdrasil, the Norse World tree) for 9 nights until he in a way earns the runes. Runes are said to posses magical properties. They imbue the one who wears them or the item them are on with what they represent. In the old days, they would be carved into weapons or jewelry.

Algiz: Translation is roughly "elk", or "protection". Algiz stands for protection as a shield or shelter. It not only protects the wearer by blocking evil or harm, but also enables them to connect with the gods and channel energy. This rune is for the brave and strong willed. 

Measurements: Necklace is 16".

As always comes sweetly packaged in a jewelry box ready for gifting.


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