Nordic Rune Ring
To the Vikings, the runes were more than just an alphabet. As well as having the ability to describe the world, when used correctly, they had the power to shape the world and change fate.
The secret of the runes belonged to Yggdrasil, the tree of life. The Norns, the Norse fates, lived at the base of Yggdrasil and wrote the fate of men into its bark with the runes.
It was Odin, the god of war, wisdom, and witchcraft, that hung himself from Yggdrasil while pierced by his own sword for nine days and nine nights in order to gain the secrets of the runes, which he then shared with mankind.
In the sagas, there are many stories of heroes using runes to cast spells and change the future.
Thus to the Vikings, the runes represented a complex idea. They both reflected the inevitability of fate, in their use by the Norns, and the infinite possibility of the future as we each shape our own lives with their power.
Invoke this potent symbol yourself with this striking ring featuring the Viking runic alphabet.
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