Viking shields, house shields, rune shields, Norse shields, talisman shields, Celtic shields, Viking symbols, Celtic symbols, vegvisir

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Handmade

Materials

pine, laminated pine, woodburned pine, water based polyurethane, wood, round wood, light colored wood, soft wood

This shield honorably displays the burned image of Vegvisir, the olden Norse symbol that assists one in finding and maintaining a sense of direction on all levels of themselves; physical, mental and spiritual. Symbols are mere doorways and amplifiers of energies, Vegvisir is the doorway to the great direction teller and guidance in existence.

Some debate whether or not the symbol is in-fact “Viking” because it seems to originate from Iceland rather than Scandinavia. However, history tells us that Norseman sailed to Iceland in the 9th and 10th centuries from Scandinavia. Iceland was originally settled by Norse “Vikings”. Sagas such as Laxdaelasaga detail accounts of the first Iceland settlers being from Norway. Traveling Scandinavian’s were termed Viking. To me, even though Vegvisir originated from Iceland, it was and remains Viking.

Oddly enough the symbol has never been found on any authentic Viking artifacts and only appeared in the Huld manuscript 800 years after the Viking Era, in Iceland. Nevertheless, it was and remains a powerful and well-known and used symbol in Iceland, and since has traveled around the world.

Upon this House Shield I burned in both Huginn and Muninn, Odhinn's two ravens, which stand for Thought and Memory. Together they fly out across Midgard, or the earthen plane of life each morning. Every evening at days end they return and perch upon Odhinn's shoulders and whisper all the happenings of the world to him.

~~~

Holding to the traditions of my Norse, Dane and Helvetian genetics I enjoy creating House Shields or Rune Shields. These are 1x17.75” laminated pine shields. Each slat of pine is cut and sanded, then glued to adjacent pieces, allowed to dry and then sanded again to create a round shield.

Once I layout the design I woodburn the shield. After the front and back are finished I apply numerous coats of water based polyurethane to protect the wood from exposure to elements. I use the water based poly because I don’t enjoy the toxic fumes of regular poly.

House or Rune Shields are created using ancient symbols from the peoples of Scandinavian, old Teutonic and Helvetian lineage. Sometimes along with the symbols runes from the 24 Elder Futhark are also placed on the shields as well as filler designs to tie the elements together.

Traditionally they are placed on a door or wall of a house or other building where gatherings take place, like a talisman, for protection or amplification of other energies from the natural elements found in this life; prosperity, health, friendship, fertility, happiness and so on.

Please note that though the shields are coated if they are exposed directly for long periods to time to rain and snow they will gray out. Mine are displayed on the front of my house under my porch roof away from direct water contact and they hold up great!

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This shield honorably displays the burned image of Vegvisir, the olden Norse symbol that assists one in finding and maintaining a sense of direction on all levels of themselves; physical, mental and spiritual. Symbols are mere doorways and amplifiers of energies, Vegvisir is the doorway to the great direction teller and guidance in existence.

Some debate whether or not the symbol is in-fact “Viking” because it seems to originate from Iceland rather than Scandinavia. However, history tells us that Norseman sailed to Iceland in the 9th and 10th centuries from Scandinavia. Iceland was originally settled by Norse “Vikings”. Sagas such as Laxdaelasaga detail accounts of the first Iceland settlers being from Norway. Traveling Scandinavian’s were termed Viking. To me, even though Vegvisir originated from Iceland, it was and remains Viking.

Oddly enough the symbol has never been found on any authentic Viking artifacts and only appeared in the Huld manuscript 800 years after the Viking Era, in Iceland. Nevertheless, it was and remains a powerful and well-known and used symbol in Iceland, and since has traveled around the world.

Upon this House Shield I burned in both Huginn and Muninn, Odhinn's two ravens, which stand for Thought and Memory. Together they fly out across Midgard, or the earthen plane of life each morning. Every evening at days end they return and perch upon Odhinn's shoulders and whisper all the happenings of the world to him.

~~~

Holding to the traditions of my Norse, Dane and Helvetian genetics I enjoy creating House Shields or Rune Shields. These are 1x17.75” laminated pine shields. Each slat of pine is cut and sanded, then glued to adjacent pieces, allowed to dry and then sanded again to create a round shield.

Once I layout the design I woodburn the shield. After the front and back are finished I apply numerous coats of water based polyurethane to protect the wood from exposure to elements. I use the water based poly because I don’t enjoy the toxic fumes of regular poly.

House or Rune Shields are created using ancient symbols from the peoples of Scandinavian, old Teutonic and Helvetian lineage. Sometimes along with the symbols runes from the 24 Elder Futhark are also placed on the shields as well as filler designs to tie the elements together.

Traditionally they are placed on a door or wall of a house or other building where gatherings take place, like a talisman, for protection or amplification of other energies from the natural elements found in this life; prosperity, health, friendship, fertility, happiness and so on.

Please note that though the shields are coated if they are exposed directly for long periods to time to rain and snow they will gray out. Mine are displayed on the front of my house under my porch roof away from direct water contact and they hold up great!

Thank you for shopping!

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