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Wikinger Symbole, nordische Runen und ihre Bedeutung als TattoosDer oder die Valknut, deutsch auch Wotansknoten, ist ein germanisches Symbol, bestehend B. Lärbro Tängelgarda I) und ähnlichen Motiven, die in Verbindung mit „Tod im Kampf“ und dem Göttervater (Odin) stehen können. Auch auf dem. Eine Möglichkeit der Betrachtung des Valknut Symbols oder Wotans-Knoten ist, dass in diesem Symbol alle Dinge (Tugenden) vereint sind die Wotan (Odin). Magische und mystische Symbole 1 - Trends Vikinger Runen, Nordische Runen Tattoo.
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While the details are lost to time, the Valknut symbol now calls to mind courage, bravery, and destiny throughout this life and the next. The Helm of Awe is mentioned in several of the Eddic poems as being used by both warriors and even dragons!
The symbol itself survives from later Icelandic grimoire books of magic , penned well after the Viking Age but from an unbroken intellectual lineage to sea traveling Vikings of earlier times.
I never faced so many men that I did not feel myself much stronger than they were, and everyone feared me. The eight arms or rays emit from the center point of the symbol.
The arms themselves appear to be constructed from two intersecting runes. These are Algiz runes for victory and protection intersected by Isa runes, which may mean hardening literally, ice.
So, the hidden meaning of this symbol may be the ability to overcome through superior hardening of the mind and soul.
Vegvisir Viking Compass. The Icelandic symbol was a visual spell of protection against getting lost particularly at sea — something that would have been very, very important to the Vikings.
The Vikings may have had directional finding instruments of their own, such as the Uunartoq disc and sunstones; but most of their navigation came down to visual cues the sun, stars, flight patterns of birds, the color of water, etc.
Given the potentially disastrous consequences inherent in such sea voyages, however, it is easy to see why Vikings would want magical help in keeping their way.
The symbol comes down to us from the Icelandic Huld Manuscript another grimoire which was compiled in the s from older manuscripts now lost.
The exact age of the Vegvisir is therefore unknown. Triskele Horns of Odin. The Horns of Odin also referred to as the horn triskelion or the triple-horned triskele is a symbol comprised three interlocking drinking horns.
The exact meaning of the symbol is not known, but it may allude to Odin's stealing of the Mead of Poetry. The symbol has become especially significant in the modern Asatru faith.
The Horns of Odin symbol is also meaningful to other adherents to the Old Ways, or those who strongly identify with the god Odin. The symbol appear on the 9th-century Snoldelev Stone found in Denmark and seen to the right.
While the shape of this symbol is reminiscent of the Triqueta and other Celtic symbols, it appears on the Larbro stone in Gotland, Sweden which may be as old as the early eighth century.
On this image stone, the Horns of Odin are depicted as the crest on Odin's shield. The Triquetra or the Trinity Knot is comprised one continuous line interweaving around itself, meaning no beginning or end, or eternal spiritual life.
A similar design was found on the Funbo Runestone found in Uppland, Sweden seen to the right. Originally, the Triquetra was associated with the Celtic Mother Goddess and depicted her triune nature the maiden, the mother, and the wise, old woman.
The triple identity was an essential feature in many aspects of druidic belief and practice. Mjölnir me-OL-neer means grinder, crusher, hammer and is also associated with thunder and lightning.
When the Vikings saw lightning, and heard thunder in a howling storm, they knew that Thor had used Mjölnir to send another giant to his doom.
Thor was the son of Odin and Fyorgyn a. He was the god of thunder and the god of war and one of the most popular figures in all of Norse mythology.
Mjölnir is known for its ability to destroy mountains. But it was not just a weapon. Loki made a bet with two dwarves, Brokkr and Sindri or Eitri that they could not make something better than the items created by the Sons of Ivaldi the dwarves who created Odin's spear Gungnir and Freyr's foldable boat skioblaonir.
Then he gave the hammer to Thor, and said that Thor might smite as hard as he desired, whatsoever might be before him, and the hammer would not fail; and if he threw it at anything, it would never miss, and never fly so far as not to return to his hand; and if be desired, he might keep it in his sark, it was so small; but indeed it was a flaw in the hammer that the fore-haft handle was somewhat short.
Thor also used Mjölnir to hallow, or to bless. With Mjölnir, Thor could bring some things such as the goats who drew his chariot back to life.
Thor was invoked at weddings, at births, and at special ceremonies for these abilities to bless, make holy, and protect.
Hundreds of Mjölnir amulets have been discovered in Viking graves and other Norse archaeological sites. Some experts have postulated that these amulets became increasingly popular as Vikings came into contact with Christians, as a way to differentiate themselves as followers of the Old Ways and not the strange faith of their enemies.
This may or may not be true. Certainly, amulets of many kinds have been in use since pre-historic times. Interestingly, Mjölnir amulets were still worn by Norse Christians sometimes in conjunction with a cross after the Old Ways began to fade, so we can see that the symbol still had great meaning even after its relevance to religion had changed.
With its association with Thor, the protector god of war and the of nature's awe, the Mjölnir stands for power, strength, bravery, good luck, and protection from all harm.
It is also an easily-recognizable sign that one holds the Old Ways in respect. Viking Axe The most famous, and perhaps most common, Viking weapon was the axe.
Viking axes ranged in size from hand axes similar to tomahawks to long-hafted battle axes. Unlike the axes usually depicted in fantasy illustrations, Viking axes were single-bitted to make them faster and more maneuverable.
Viking axes were sometimes "bearded," which is to say that the lower portion of the axe head was hook-shaped to facilitate catching and pulling shield rims or limbs.
The axe required far less iron, time, or skill to produce than a sword; and because it was an important tool on farms and homesteads, the Norse would have had them in hand since childhood.
The Viking axe would make the Norsemen famous, and even after the Viking Age waned, the descendants of the Vikings such as the Varangians of Byzantium or the Galloglass of Ireland would be sought after as bodyguards or elite mercenaries specifically for their axe skill.
As the Vikings traveled East into lands held by the Balts and Slavs, they encountered peoples who worshipped a god called Perun a. Perun was a sky god and a god of thunder, like Thor.
Like Thor, Perun was the champion of mankind, a protector from evil and slayer of monsters. Like Thor, he was a cheerful, invincible, red-bearded warrior who traversed the heavens in a goat-drawn chariot.
The biggest difference between Perun and Thor seems to be that while Thor fought with his mighty hammer, Mjolnir, Perun fought with an axe. Even as numerous Mjolnir amulets have been discovered in Viking Age sites in Scandinavia, many axe-shaped amulets have been discovered in the Baltic, Russia, and Ukraine.
This may indicate that as Vikings found new homes in the lands that are now Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Latvia they found common ground with the people there through the shared characteristics of gods like Thor and Perun.
Odin was one of the most highly-respected and worshipped gods of the ancient Germanic people. Odin is known by over names.
These include various monikers and descriptive terms. Overall, the large number of names used for Odin makes him the only Germanic god with the most known names.
Some of these are Woden, Wuodan, Wuotan and Allfather. Odin is half-god and half-giant as his mother is the giantess Bestla and his father is Borr.
He created the universe by killing the proto-being Ymir whose flesh became the Nine Realms. Unlike those deities, Odin played many roles. Combined, they make Od-inn a Master of Ecstasy.
How can an old, wise, and white-bearded man be viewed as a master of ecstasy? In Norse mythology, Odin is described as a bearded old wanderer.
However, he is also several other things such as:. Odin loved wars, glorified the heroes and champions on the battlefield, and carelessly disregarded the rest.
The old Nordic and Germanic people viewed passion, ecstasy, and ferociousness as the qualities that glue the universe together and lead to the creation of life.
To the belief of the Norsemen, Valknut symbol was the welcoming gesture of Odin offering to the fallen warriors.
Odin welcomed to come and live in Valhalla the Golden Hall of the fallen in Asgard. Ancient depiction of Valknut symbol on a stone found in Sweden.
The modern interpretation has stretched the meaning of Valknut beyond Odin's welcome. It symbolizes three basic elements of the worlds air, fire, and earth ; three phases of life infancy, growth, and death ; three stages of the cosmos creation, conservation, and destruction ; three things of humanity connection mind, body, and spirit ; etc.
In Ragnarok, Fenrir was set to slay Odin. But the pair of wolves in Norse mythology was a symbol of Odin. Odin raised a pair of wolves named as Freki and Geri as his constant companions.
Anywhere Odin went, the pair would accompany him. Old Norse texts associate female beings connected with the battlefield—the valkyries —with the god, and Odin oversees Valhalla , where he receives half of those who die in battle, the einherjar.
In later folklore Odin appears as a leader of the Wild Hunt , a ghostly procession of the dead through the winter sky. He is associated with charms and other forms of magic, particularly in Old English and Old Norse texts.
Odin is a frequent subject of interest in Germanic studies , and scholars have advanced numerous theories regarding his development.
Other approaches focus on Odin's place in the historical record, a frequent question being whether the figure of Odin derives from Proto-Indo-European mythology , or whether he developed later in Germanic society.
In the modern period the figure of Odin has inspired numerous works of poetry, music, and other cultural expressions. He is venerated in most forms of the new religious movement Heathenry , together with other gods venerated by the ancient Germanic peoples; some branches focus particularly on him.
More than names are recorded for Odin; the names are variously descriptive of attributes of the god, refer to myths involving him, or refer to religious practices associated with him.
This multitude makes Odin the god with the most known names among the Germanic peoples. The earliest records of the Germanic peoples were recorded by the Romans, and in these works Odin is frequently referred to—via a process known as interpretatio romana where characteristics perceived to be similar by Romans result in identification of a non-Roman god as a Roman deity —as the Roman god Mercury.
The first clear example of this occurs in the Roman historian Tacitus 's late 1st-century work Germania , where, writing about the religion of the Suebi a confederation of Germanic peoples , he comments that "among the gods Mercury is the one they principally worship.
They regard it as a religious duty to offer to him, on fixed days, human as well as other sacrificial victims.
Hercules and Mars they appease by animal offerings of the permitted kind" and adds that a portion of the Suebi also venerate "Isis".
Anthony Birley noted that Odin's apparent identification with Mercury has little to do with Mercury's classical role of being messenger of the gods, but appears to be due to Mercury's role of psychopomp.
But their rankings in their respective religious spheres may have been very different. Regarding the Germanic peoples, Caesar states: "[T]hey consider the gods only the ones that they can see, the Sun, Fire and the Moon", which scholars reject as clearly mistaken, regardless of what may have led to the statement.
Although the English kingdoms were converted as a result of Christianization of the Germanic peoples by the 7th century, Odin is frequently listed as a founding figure among the Old English royalty.
Odin may also be referenced in the riddle Solomon and Saturn. In the Nine Herbs Charm , Odin is said to have slain a wyrm serpent, European dragon by way of nine "glory twigs".
Preserved from an 11th-century manuscript, the poem is, according to Bill Griffiths, "one of the most enigmatic of Old English texts".
The section that mentions Odin is as follows:. A serpent came crawling but it destroyed no one when Woden took nine twigs of glory, and then struck the adder so that it flew into nine pieces.
There archived apple and poison that it never would re-enter the house. The emendation of nan to 'man' has been proposed.
The next stanza comments on the creation of the herbs chervil and fennel while hanging in heaven by the 'wise lord' witig drihten and before sending them down among mankind.
Regarding this, Griffith comments that "In a Christian context 'hanging in heaven' would refer to the crucifixion ; but remembering that Woden was mentioned a few lines previously there is also a parallel, perhaps a better one, with Odin, as his crucifixion was associated with learning.
The Old English rune poem recounts the Old English runic alphabet, the futhorc. Due to this and the content of the stanzas, several scholars have posited that this poem is censored, having originally referred to Odin.
Woden was equated with Mercury, the god of eloquence among other things. The tales about the Norse god Odin tell how he gave one of his eyes in return for wisdom; he also won the mead of poetic inspiration.
Luckily for Christian rune-masters, the Latin word os could be substituted without ruining the sense, to keep the outward form of the rune name without obviously referring to Woden.
In the poem Solomon and Saturn , "Mercurius the Giant" Mercurius se gygand is referred to as an inventor of letters.
This may also be a reference to Odin, who is in Norse mythology the founder of the runic alphabets, and the gloss a continuation of the practice of equating Odin with Mercury found as early as Tacitus.
The 7th-century Origo Gentis Langobardorum , and Paul the Deacon 's 8th-century Historia Langobardorum derived from it, recount a founding myth of the Langobards Lombards , a Germanic people who ruled a region of the Italian Peninsula.
According to this legend, a "small people" known as the Winnili were ruled by a woman named Gambara who had two sons, Ybor and Aio. The Vandals , ruled by Ambri and Assi , came to the Winnili with their army and demanded that they pay them tribute or prepare for war.
Ybor, Aio, and their mother Gambara rejected their demands for tribute. Ambri and Assi then asked the god Godan for victory over the Winnili, to which Godan responded in the longer version in the Origo : "Whom I shall first see when at sunrise, to them will I give the victory.
Meanwhile, Ybor and Aio called upon Frea, Godan's wife. Frea counselled them that "at sunrise the Winnil[i] should come, and that their women, with their hair let down around the face in the likeness of a beard should also come with their husbands".
At sunrise, Frea turned Godan's bed around to face east and woke him. Godan saw the Winnili and their whiskered women and asked, "who are those Long-beards?
Godan did so, "so that they should defend themselves according to his counsel and obtain the victory".
Thenceforth the Winnili were known as the Langobards 'long-beards'. Writing in the mid-7th century, Jonas of Bobbio wrote that earlier that century the Irish missionary Columbanus disrupted an offering of beer to Odin vodano " whom others called Mercury " in Swabia.
A 10th-century manuscript found in Merseburg , Germany, features a heathen invocation known as the Second Merseburg Incantation , which calls upon Odin and other gods and goddesses from the continental Germanic pantheon to assist in healing a horse:.
Phol ende uuodan uuoran zi holza. Phol and Woden travelled to the forest. Then was for Baldur 's foal its foot wrenched. Then encharmed it Sindgund and Sunna her sister, then encharmed it Frija and Volla her sister, then encharmed it Woden , as he the best could, As the bone-wrench, so for the blood wrench, and so the limb-wrench bone to bone, blood to blood, limb to limb, so be glued.
In the 11th century, chronicler Adam of Bremen recorded in a scholion of his Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae Pontificum that a statue of Thor, whom Adam describes as "mightiest", sat enthroned in the Temple at Uppsala located in Gamla Uppsala, Sweden flanked by Wodan Odin and " Fricco ".
Vikings made amulets out of Mjolnir to wear as protection from storms. Viking Berserkers were warriors. They would fight while in a trance-like existence and kill all of their enemies around them without thought.
They were ruthless and fearless. Berserkers usually wore a bearskin when they fought. Berserkers worshiped the bear.
They drew their powers from bears. While fighting Berserkers were safe from iron and fire and they howled, gnashed their teeth, and foamed at the mouth.
They symbolized the bloodlust of war while they used their teeth and hands to rip apart their enemies. Berserkers were bodyguards and used as a shock force by kings.
Some say that berserkers literally transformed into bears while in the midst of their bloodlust. Today the Danish guard wears bearskin hats as a symbol of the berserkers.
The wolf is both a positive and negative symbol in Viking lore. Along with the berserkers, there were another set of warriors who fought with bloodlust.
They were called Ulfhednar. Ulfhednar were special warriors to Odin. Ulfhednar were similar to berserkers except that they fought in packs around the battlefield and wore wolfskins while fighting.
They were protectors of people and would eventually end up in Valhalla. Fenrir is the son of Loki and a giantess. He was a large wolf who would not stop growing and who was uncontrollable, even by the gods.
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