Vikings Twisted Rings
The reason why a majority of Viking age rings were twisted is not entirely clear, and there are several theories as to why this was the case.
One theory is that the twisting of the rings was purely decorative, and that the intricate knotwork patterns symbolized the complex interconnectivity of the natural world. Another theory is that the twisted rings were meant to symbolize the binding of two people or entities together in a lasting bond, such as marriage or friendship.
There is also a theory that the twisted rings were related to the Viking belief in the mother goddess and the importance of snakes in their mythology. Snakes were seen as powerful protectors of human beings and were often associated with the mother goddess, who was believed to hold the power of life and death. The twisting of the rings could therefore have been a way of invoking the protective powers of the mother goddess and the snakes.
However, it should be noted that there is no concrete evidence to support this theory, and the true reason for the prevalence of twisted rings in Viking age jewelry remains a subject of debate and speculation.
Here are some handmade historical twisted Viking rings hashtags: