Valkyrie Amulet, Silver
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- Height: 35 mm (1.4")
- Width: 15 mm (0.6")
- Diameter of hole: 3 mm
- Material: Sterling Silver 925
- Does not include a chain
- Copyrighted design and production by Grimfrost
Pendant made in solid Sterling Silver depicting what is believed to be a Valkyrie. It is a reproduction on the original Viking Age item found in 2012 on the Danish Island of Funen. The original pendant is dated to c. 800 AD and can be found in the National Museum of Denmark. The figurine wears her hair in a knotted pony-tail and has the long garment seen on many other female representations in Viking art. She carries an upright sword in her right hand and a shield in her left.
A Valkyrie ("chooser of the slain") is one of a host of female figures sent by Odin to choose who among the killed in a battle may live their afterlife in Valhalla. A Valkyrie figurine, brooch or pendant could have represented many things. Perhaps it was a warrior's attempt to increase his chances of entering Valhalla, or a specific cult unknown to us paying homage to the Valkyries.