Viking Historical Silversmithing
The main elements of Viking ornaments are stylized images of animals, plants, leaves, curls and geometric shapes. In addition to abstract complex patterns, Viking artifacts represent images of heroes of myths, legends and religious rituals.
Many artifacts were the symbols of the gods and were protective amulets or amulets that impart strength, intelligence or beauty. For example, Odin, the dominant god of the Vikings, strove to gain as much knowledge as possible. His embodiment, two crows and a wolf, represents memory and thinking.