Ásatrú (Icelandic for Æsir faith, pronounced [auːsatruː], in Old Norse [aːsatruː]; Norwegian Åsatru, Swedish Asatro, Danish Asetro) is a modern heathen movement inspired by Germanic polytheism, in particular the Norse paganism as described in the Eddas and as practiced prior to the Christianization of Scandinavia. There are two main strains of Ásatrú, originating near-simultaneously in Iceland and the USA (1972 and 1974). While the Scandinavian branch emphasizes pantheist spirituality rooted in medieval and contemporary Scandinavian folklore, the American branch postulates a "native religion of the peoples of Northern Europe" reaching back into the paleolithic. In Germany, the term Asatru is used in the wider sense of Germanic neopaganism.
This traditional occult symbol – Aegishjalmur commonly referred to as the “Helm of Awe” is a an ancient Scandinavian runic viking symbol. The symbol is said be worn over the forehead or used as a tattoo and in modern times has been seen on t-shirts or necklaces. In history it was said to be scratched or drawn on the inside of one’s battle helmet to give the wielder power. Its magickal purpose is said to be protection and “irresistibility” in battle. We make a lot of these for soldiers going to battle. My favorite engraving for the back is: "Fortune Favors The Brave".
Large: $145 Code:731 (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)
Extra Large: $175 Code:732 (45X45mm or 1.8" diameter)
Large: $175 Code:737 (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)
Extra Large: $215 Code:739 (45X45mm or 1.8" diameter)
There are a series of important attributions to this Nordic and Old Enlish sign: it is a Viking shield device; it alludes to the cross, references the four quarters, crossroads and the earth. It is a forerunner of the Celtic cross and was regarded by Christians as a prophecy. 'Odal' is the Norse and Old English rune Othila, which stands for earth, home, land, and origin. This is also an early sun cross. We can make this piece with just one stone - say in the middle - or with four stones. Email us about that.
Small: $50 Code:1023 (24X24mm or 0.9" diameter)
Medium: $60 Code:1024 (31X31mm or 1.2" diameter)
Large: $80 Code:1025 (41X41mm or 1.6" diameter)
Small: $100 Code:1023sts (24X24mm or 0.9" diameter)
Medium: $115 Code:1024sts (31X31mm or 1.2" diameter)
Large: $140 Code:1025sts (41X41mm or 1.6" diameter)
Here, on the left, is the Odal Shield with Viking or Celtic-style braided knotwork around the circle. Intricate and wonderful! On the right, this Odal shield has all twenty six of the Elder Futhark runes engraved on it. We can do any combination of runes that you would like to have and we can go down to a medium for fewer runes too. Email us about that.
Large: $145 Code:1157 (41X41mm or 1.6" diameter)
Extra Large: $185 Code:1158 (54X54mm or 2.1" diameter)
Large: $180 Code:1157rne (41X41mm or 1.6" diameter)
Extra Large: $200 Code:1158rne (54X54mm or 2.1" diameter)
The Triple Horn is a stylized emblem of the Norse god Odin. This symbol consists of three interlocked drinking horns, and is commonly worn or displayed as a sign of commitment to the Asatru faith. The horns figure in the mythological stories of Odin and are recalled in traditional Norse toasting rituals. Most stories involve Odin's quest for the Odhroerir, a magickal mead brewed from the blood of the wise god Kvasir. The tales vary, but typically, Odin uses his wits and magick to procure the brew over three days and so the three horns reflect the three draughts of the magickal mead.
Small: $50 Code:452 (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)
Medium: $60 Code:453 (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)
Large: $80 Code:455 (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)
Small: $50 Code:456 (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)
Medium: $50 Code:458 (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)
Large: $80 Code:459 (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)
Odin, chief of the Norse gods, learned the secrets of goddess magick (not easily - he gave up an eye and hung from the World Tree for a really long time), but in so doing, he brought about the twilight of the male gods (Gotterdamerung), because they became divorced from their female roots. This symbol, a male version (four spiral spokes instead of three) of the triskelion, represents masculine magickal power. It is a symbol for Norse magick.
It is said that this symbol of Norse magick, the Valknut (also known as Odin's knot), is a contract between Odin and his acolytes; a binding spell. The symbol also refers to the Three Norns; the weavers of fate. Odin achieved the secret of changing fate by gaining the knowledge of runes. He sacrificed one of his eyes and hung himself from the World Tree, under which (not coincidentally) reside the Three Fates/Three Norns. Odin (Othin, the All Father) is one of the most popular of the Norse Warrior gods and remains important in the modern version of Norse magick, Asatru.
The valknut can be drawn unicursally (in one stroke) though that form differs from this one. See below.
Small: $50 Code:917 (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)
Medium: $60 Code:918 (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)
Large: $80 Code:919 (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)
Small: $50 Code:841 (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)
Medium: $60 Code:842 (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)
Large: $80 Code:843 (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)
I fyou look at the style of this Valknut compared to the ones above and the ones below, you'll not that they're all slightly different. Do a google image search of Valknuts and you'll find many more. You can have any style you want.
This symbol found on old Norse stonecarvings is called "Hrungnir's heart," after the legendary giant of the Eddas. It is best known as the Valknut, or "knot of the slain," and it has been found on stone carvings with funerary motifs, where it signified the afterlife. The Valknut's three interlocking shapes and nine points suggest rebirth, pregnancy, and cycles of reincarnation. The nine points are also suggestive of the nine worlds (and the nine fates) of Norse mythology. Their interwoven shape suggests the belief of the interelatedness of the three realms: earth, hell and the heavens, and the nine domains they encompass. See Yggdrasill below for more information.
This is not a rune though, it is Odin's knot done in runic style; just like the title says. We thought it looked cool when one of our fabuloso customers ordered it (YAY Chuck!) so here it is.
The magickal hammer of Thor is sacred in Norse magick and mythology. Thor's Hammer is a symbol of the struggle against chaos and evil. It is the weapon used by Thor against giants, monsters, and other trollish folk who threaten the common good. It seems particularly appropriate in these troubled times. The hammer was also important in the hallowing of hearth and home; in marriage ceremonies and the invocation of fertility and is still used today for weddings and handfastings. The hammer is Thor's thunderbolt (Thor being the God of Thunder) and is here created with knotwork symbolizing union on the blade and, on the handle, a serpentine form symbolizing the sea dragon Midgard that Thor vanquished. We have made this design as a pair of cuff links too.
Small: $80 Code:630 (26X14mm or 1.0"X0.6")
Medium: $100 Code:427 (33X18mm or 1.3"X0.7")
Large: $125 Code:247 (44X24mm or 1.7"X0.9")
Extra Large: $175 Code:881 (59X32mm or 2.3"X1.3")
Small: $450 Code:4630au (26X14mm or 1.0"X0.6")
Medium: $625 Code:427au (33X18mm or 1.3"X0.7")
Large: $1020 Code:247au (44X24mm or 1.7"X0.9")
The Finns have their own style of Mjollnir, known as Ukonkirves, which is a magickal weapon carried by the Finnish Thunder God Ukko. They believed the hammer was made of stone and used by the god to strike lightning from the sky. It is theorized that the Finns, having transitioned to metal weapons, lost the knowledge of stone axes and when they found troves of them they believed they were discarded by the Thunder God.
This deeply incised and oxidized pendant has a triple wire fancy bale.
Our customer wanted to honor her marriage and Norse heritage with this fabulous double sided Mjollnir. We would love to make a custom Mjollnir for you - email us about that.
Fenrir, the Great Wolf, in Norse mythology, grew so huge that the Gods attempt to bind him caused him to bite off the god Tyr's hand. At Ragnarok, the Great Battle at the end of the world, Fenrir is loosed and kills Odin, the father of the gods, although he is then in turn killed by Vidarr, one of Odin's sons.
This magnificent piece is multilayered and deeply engraved. It could also be placed on top of a pentagram, preferably inverted, but that would be best in the larger sizes. It would even be possible to make it as a signet ring (around $400) in a large size ring (10 and above).
In Norse Mythology, Yggdrasill, the world tree, is a symbol of the axis mundi, around which the cosmos revolves. It has its roots in the earth and its branches in the heavens. According to Norse legend Yggdrasill spans the gamut from unspeakable darkness to the wisdom of the goddesses. Yggdrasil ("The Terrible One's Horse") is the giant ash tree that links and shelters all the worlds. Beneath the roots the realms of Asgard, Jotunheim, and Niflheim are located. Three wells lie at its base: the Well of Wisdom (Mímisbrunnr), guarded by Mimir; the Well of Fate (Urdarbrunnr), guarded by the Norns; and the Hvergelmir (Roaring Kettle), the source of many rivers.
Odin hung from the world tree and experienced great suffering in order to learn goddess magick:
I hung on that windy tree for nine nights wounded by my own spear.
I hung to that tree, and no one knows where it is rooted.
None gave me food. None gave me drink.
Into the abyss I stared until I spied the runes.
I seized them up, and, howling, fell.
An Irminsul (Old Saxon, probably "great/mighty pillar" or "arising pillar") was a kind of column that played an important role in the Germanic paganism of the Saxon people. The oldest chronicle describing an Irminsul refers to it as a tree trunk erected in the open air. The purpose of the Irminsuls and the implications thereof have been the subject of considerable scholarly discourse and speculation for hundreds of years. It is definitely related to Yggdrasil above though.
In 772, at the beginning of his bloody crusade against the Saxons, it is known that the emperor Charlemagne (Karl der Grösse) destroyed a gigantic pillar or column. It stood up on the top of a high natural and living stone block or pillar complex, the Externsteine, located in the south edge of the Teutoberger forest, not far from the place were the Cherusci leader ARMINIUS (or Hermann) destroyed the three best Roman legions in 9 CE. Read the whole fascinating talk about Irminsul HERE.
This large and gorgeous piece is multilayered with references to Yggdrasil in the roots at the bottom and the Midgard Serpent wrapped around the trunk.
The jump rings/bail are behind the end of each arm for balance.
Note - this is not a rune, just a way of showing a powerful symbol in runic form. HUGE thanks to Chuck Norris, runeworker, for the following description and definition of Stang! Prefer to have your Stang as a regular cut out? Email us about that.
The Stang is usually made from a piece of sturdy ash roughly 6 foot long, which forks into two at the top. The Stang also usually represents the Horned One on the alter. The Stang can be placed outside the northern quarter of the Magic Circle where it acts as a guardian and focal point for the god. The Stang is dressed for each of the eight Sabbats and is the focus of the celebrations. Libations and food are often left at the foot of the Stang with the wine being poured down the shaft.
With the fork of the Stang as the vagina and the shaft as the penis, the Stang is representative of the Great Rite: the sacred union of god and goddess; man and woman. The Stang can be representative of the four elements, replacing the athame and the chalice in the Great Rite (air and water); used as a wand (fire); and thrust into the ground (earth). The Stang is an alternative to each of the usual ritual tools. One tool does it all!
The Stang is often decorated with symbols personal to the user or group. My own Stang has a crow's skull on the shaft, crow's feathers tied to it and the forks are tipped with small roe deer antlers. There are also crossed arrows on the shaft to represent the compass; mine are set in copper. Many say the Stang should be shod in iron by fixing an iron nail in the bottom of the shaft. This comes from the old superstition that power cannot cross iron, so by shodding the Stang, the power within it cannot run into the earth but remains in its body, making it a highly charged magical tool.
The Stang can be seen as the World Tree with its roots in the deepest parts of underworld (Annwn), its trunk passing through the center of this world (Nor), and reaching up to the Heavens (Nevek), uniting all worlds and giving access to them. The name 'Stang' comes from the Old Norse word "stong" and the Middle English "stange" meaning "pole".
This is NOT an Asatru symbol! We put it on this page for lack of any better page to put it. What page do you think it should go on? Email us please.
Popularized as a battle honor for the Wehramacht during World War One, this symbol was a shield motif among the Teutonic knights and other crusader orders. As a pagan symbol, it is an earth center cross, sacred to the mother goddess, comprised of 2 crossed labrys' or double headed axes. This is a laminated piece - made out of two sheets of silver, soldered together, textured and oxidized. The version on the right is a fabulous custom iron cross - it was 3" tall! Go ahead and email us to make that special symbol for you!
Small: $70 Code:252 (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)
Medium: $85 Code:527 (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)
Large: 115 Code:528 (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)
The runic alphabet of the Germanic peoples was essentially a magickal alphabet used for divination and spell casting. We use a form known as the Elder Futhark (see the image above). Runes are a large subject to which we cannot do justice here but we are, happy to make any rune in the variety of styles you see below.
If you want a complete set of runes (24) for your divination purposes, we would be delighted to make it for you! Email us. We will give you a discount on all 24. The examples below give you an idea of the many ways we can execute runes. You can order any single or bindrune rune using the click to order buttons below and either put a note on the order form as to what you want or email us with specific instructions. Our friend Chuck Norris has a great deal of knowledge about runes and would be happy to assist you in putting together what you need.
NOTE: We can now do small versions of the runes (75% the size of the medium) for $70! Email us for that until I have time to add them to this page. Thanx!
Medium: $85 Code:280dgz1 (30X30mm or 1.2" diameter)
Large: $115 Code:281dgz1 (40X40mm or 1.6" diameter)
Medium: $85 Code:280dgz2 (30X30mm or 1.2" diameter)
Large: $115 Code:281dgz2 (40X40mm or 1.6" diameter)
Small: $70 Code:1630brk3 (22X15mm or 0.9"X0.6")
Medium: $85 Code:280brk3 (30X20mm or 1.2"X0.8" )
Large: $115 Code:281brk3 (40X27mm or 1.6"X1.1")
Small: $70 Code:1630oth3 (22X15mm or 0.9"X0.6")
Medium: $85 Code:280oth3 (30X20mm or 1.2"X0.8" )
Large: $115 Code:281oth3 (40X27mm or 1.6"X1.1")
Our most popular style of rune is incised with the surface heavily textured. And we can do runes square or rectangular; with corners on or off (see the custom runes below) and with different styles of bail. Email us! We want to do more runes!
We specialize in bindrunes. Bindrunes are combinations of runes designed as formal spells or talismans to bring about a certain outcome. Unless you are quite knowledgeable in creating bindrunes we suggest the services of a runemaster. This bindrune below contains the rune Mannaz, possibly the rune Dagaz, possibly the rune Thurisaz, possibly Gebo. Up to six runes are often combined in a bindrune to create a magickal intention. You can order the bindrune below, but why not create your own or seek the help of a runeworker? We happen to know a very good one - Chuck Norris.
NOTE: We can now do small versions of the runes (75% the size of the medium) for $70! Email us for that until I have time to add them to this page. Thanx!
Medium: $85 Code:918br1 (30X20mm or 1.2"X0.8")
Large: $115 Code:919br1 (40X27mm or 1.6"X1.1")
Medium: $85 Code:918br3 (30X20mm or 1.2"X0.8")
Large: $115 Code:919br3 (40X27mm or 1.6"X1.1")
This piece, which has the whole Elder Futhark incised around the rim, is a bindrune commissioned by a runeworker. Any of the Eldar Futhark Runes (actually any of the runic, magickal, or angelic alphabets) can be made into jewelry. We could make one similar to this for you. Email for prices. Be sure to click on the enlargement to see how fabuloso this piece is.
Here's another pendant with a custom bindrune in the center and runes incised aropund the shiny border. This bindrune, made for someone in the military (our Asatru pendants are popular, for obvious reasons, among warriors), cost $225. Email about your idea and for prices or contact our very excellent runemaster - Chuck Norris.
All of the bindrunes below were commissioned by the runeworker Chuck Norris. Go to his website here - Chuck Norris if you would like him to create a bindrune for you. We can then fabricate your personal bindrune. These runes are about 40mm by 30mm (1.6"X1.4") and cost $115. They can also be had in a smaller size for $85 and smaller than that too for $70.
Seriously - Get a hold of Chuck Norris!
Runes on rings make terrific wedding/commitment/hand fasting rings as they can be specifically personalized. Below are two pairs of rune wedding rings, one incised and oxidized, the other raised and oxidized. Costs start at $225 each in Argentium Sterling Silver. Email us to have your own rune rings made.
Simple rune rings, with 1 to 4 runes are $150 to $200 in argerntium sterling silver. Here is one with the Sig rune and the Feoh rune. Email us to have your own runes and to get quotes on any size.
This is the simplest type of Rune Wedding Band, the runes incised on a high shine band. Depending on the size you can have 15 to 20 runes on a band like this. In 14K yellow gold a size 6 /12, a standard women's size, 7mm tall, would cost $750; a size 9, a standard men's size, 8mm tall, probably $900. We can make them taller but not much shorter. The ring is also available in 10K and 18K yellow gold and in palladium white gold in all these karats. Email us with your own runes and to get quotes on any size.
Below are two pairs of rune wedding rings, one incised with an engraved border ( a raised rim is also possible) and oxidized. In the other set the runes and rims are raised and the back oxidized. Costs start at $250 each and may require a design fee. Email us to have your own rune rings made.
Magicians will often send us specific bindrunes that they want engraved on a signet ring. Rings like this start at $325.