Vikings Warriors Norse "Dragon Fang" Pendant, unique bone carving, handmade, Hand Carved (Ansuz Rune)
Vikings Warriors Norse "Dragon Fang" Totemic Pendant with Ansuz rune on back side, unique bone carving, handmade, unique artwork
Ansuz – “Anne – suhz” – Literally: “Woden” – Esoteric: “Breath” or “Ancestral Sovereign God”
Each piece is a unique cattle bone carving. This amulet gives powerful protection.
Size: H. is about 5,5 cm / 2,16 inches
Natural colour polished bone
Scandinavian gifts from pagan artisans.
The Norse mythology primarily focuses on gods, giants, and other beings, but dragons do make occasional appearances as well. Here is an overview of the role of dragons in Norse mythology and their representation in Viking art:
Nidhogg: Nidhogg is one of the most prominent dragons mentioned in Norse mythology. It resides at the roots of Yggdrasil, the world tree, and gnaws at its roots. Nidhogg symbolizes chaos, destruction, and the decay of the world. It is often depicted as an evil serpent-like dragon.
Fafnir: Fafnir is a dragon of Norse mythology who plays a significant role in the Völsunga Saga. Originally a dwarf, Fafnir transforms into a dragon after greed leads him to kill his father and steal a treasure. He is ultimately slain by the hero Sigurd.
Symbolic Meaning: Dragons in Norse mythology represent primal forces, chaos, and dangerous creatures that threaten the natural order. They are often associated with greed, destruction, and the challenges that heroes must face and overcome.
Viking Art: Dragons were occasionally depicted in Viking art, but their appearances were relatively rare compared to other mythological creatures. When they did appear, they were often intertwined with other animals or depicted in a stylized, serpentine form.
Ship Imagery: Dragons were sometimes incorporated into Viking ship designs, known as dragon ships or longships. These ships were adorned with intricate carvings of serpentine dragons at the prow, emphasizing the Vikings' connection to their mythological heritage and their fearlessness at sea.
Influence from Other Cultures: It is worth noting that Vikings had contact with other cultures, such as the Celts, Anglo-Saxons, and even the Byzantines, who had more elaborate dragon imagery in their mythologies and art. It is possible that Viking art was influenced by these outside sources.
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* Recommendations for wear and storage: Avoid protracted heat (saunas, baths, direct sunlight), as well as contact with water and household chemicals.