Norse Jörmungandr Ouroboros Dragon Necklace
Norse Jörmungandr Ouroboros Dragon Viking Necklace. This Premium Pendant Necklace is from our Handcrafted Viking Forge Line.
The depiction of a serpent or dragon consuming its own tail is an old one. A symbol of the cyclical nature of things – and linked to the end of the world and immortality – it’s woven its way through time and across cultures for over a millennia.
Known as the oldest allegorical symbol in alchemy, the ouroboros represented the concept of eternity and endless return. Like the sun, the ouroboros underwent a journey of its own. From Egypt, it found its way to the Greek alchemists of Hellenistic Alexandria.
Perhaps most famously, In Norse mythology, another example of the Ouroboros is Jörmungandr. Also known as the Midgard (world) serpent, Jörmungandr is a giant sea serpent and the child of the giantess Angrboða and Loki – the trickster of the Norse Gods. According to the Prose Edda, Odin threw Jörmungandr into the great ocean that encircles the world. He grew so large that he surround Earth, grasping his own tail. It was said that if the World Serpent were to release its tail, Ragnarök (the end of the world) would begin.
- Metal Stamp: 316L (stainless steel)
- Gender: Unisex
- Line: Viking Forge