Materials: Stainless steel
This ring features a circle of Norse runes surrounding a large central Valknut, (pronounced "VAL-knot"). The Valknut is one of the most popular yet enigmatic symbols of Norse mythology. The word Valknut is a more modern Norwegian term that means "knot of those fallen in battle." It is most widely recognized as a prominent symbol adorning the 7th Century Tangelgarda stone on the island of Gotland, Sweden. While the true meaning of the Valknut is not fully known, historian H.R. Ellis Davidson describes the Valknut as a symbol relating to the power of the god Odin and his ability to lay bonds on the mind, thereby rendering men either helpless or crazed and fearless in battle. The runes on the border of this pendant do not say anything, they merely represent the entire Futhark "alphabet" which was considered to be symbols of power. This beautiful pendant pays homage to these symbols of Norse mythology, bringing them together in striking fashion.