Dragon and Raven Amulet, Norse Mythology, Oseberg art, Celtic Jormungand / Crow pendant, Drakkar, Drekar
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Viking Genuine Style Drekar / Odin Raven Amulet (unique Viking pendant) – Important symbols of the Viking Age.
Hand Carved from Moose Antlers
Very unique Norse art pendant artifact is Inspired by Norse mythology.
Viking protective talisman.
Material – moose antlers.
No animals were injured. In November – December, the moose sheds its old horns. In April – May, the animals begin to grow new horns.
We find them in the forest, process them, and make unique things for you.
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H. 10.7 cm (4.21 inches)
Drakars were built at the beginning of the 11th century. The etymology of the word “drakar” is usually traced back to the Old Norse Drage (dragon) and Kar (ship). Drakkar (Polish: Drakkar) is a long sailing sea and river ship used by the inhabitants of Skellige for civilian and military purposes.
The Vikings called their ships the “horse of the whale road” and many other poetic formulas (könings). For more than half a millennium, the “knights of the high seas” the Vikings kept Europe in fear. They owe their mobility and ubiquity to the Drakars – true masterpieces of shipbuilding art.
Drakar is a wooden Viking ship, long and narrow, with the stern held high. Hence the other name of such a vessel – “long ship”
The dragonhead (ON drekahofud) should scare away enemies. It also had magical functions: It would provide protection for ships and crew – and it should ward off evil spirits both on land and sea. The Icelandic law code Grágás says that the dragonhead should be taken off the ship when the Vikings returned to their homestead, not to intimidate the spirits of their native land. (Grágás was used from about 930 and written down about 1117)
The dragonhead made it easy to recognize a certain ship. It clearly shows who the leader is and where the leader is in battle. The symbolic function of the dragonhead is enhanced by the fact that ships often were named after the magical animal that graced it’s prow.
Due to their strength and durability since ancient times, the horns/antlers of animals were used in the manufacture of weapons and jewelry.
Care: do not wet, and wear with pleasure.
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Roman and Oksana live in Ukraine and love Viking culture and design! Roman carves amulets, knife handles and accessories from bone, antlers and horn, all shed naturally by the animals. Oksana takes care of the marketing and of running their shop on Etsy.
My art is an integral part of my life. I do bone carving, mostly Viking style. In general, I can carve anything, but not all carving brings me pleasure and inspiration. The Viking history interests me and inspires me. I have been carving for more than 15 years and have sold my work to people in many different countries. I am very happy that I can share my art and my products far beyond my own country. Each new design in anything I make is a challenge. I love everything about my work. I never do anything I dont like.”
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Ukrainian artist, Roman, creates artifacts, historical copies, along with Viking inspired jewelry, amulets, and tools. Everything is charged with a strong spirit and sturdy character. Visit his shop on Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/BoneCarvingArt
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