Wolf of Odin Viking Axe Necklace
$22.99 – $24.99
Wolf of Odin Viking Axe Necklace. The axe head features a wolf on one side, a raven on the other. Stainless steel, with a chain or just as a pendant.
Several wolves are exalted (or infamous) in Norse legend: before men were given life and before Odin acquired his two ravens, there were Freki and Geri, two wolves, a female and a male, to keep him company in the Pantheon of Viking Gods and to keep Midgard under protection. These two wolves inhabited the world on their travels with Odin. Legends say that the two wolves nurtured the first humans and acted as both foster parents and teachers. When Odin created human beings, he told them to learn from Geri and Freki’s values: courage, love, wisdom and taking care of the members of his pack.
Infamous wolves — though still symbols of power — included Fenrir, the son of Loki, who will fight Odin at Ragnarok, and Hati and Skoll, said in some legends to be Fenrir’s children, who will chase the sun and moon until then, intending to swallow them.
As in other ancient cultures, ravens in Norse myth symbolize knowledge and wisdom. Odin’s two ravens, Huginn and Muninn, were said to fly around Midgard daily, always returning to tell Odin what they’d seen.