Winged Viking Raven Ring
The winged raven of Viking legend was the inspiration for the Viking raven ring.
There are many references to ravens in the poetry of the vikings and many examples of viking art show the image of this mythical bird.
The raven was a powerful motif for the vikings, a symbol of the power of the mind and a connection to the spirit world. In short, what the vikings thought of as wisdom.
As a spirit animal, the raven could act as guide for the shaman to the Otherworld.
Odin, as god of magic, has two ravens Huginn and Muninn – Thought and Memory – who aid him in his constant quest for wisdom. He is referrred to as Hrafnaguth, the Raven God.
I was inspired to make this ring when I came across two garter hooks in the 9th - 10th century Borre style depicting a raven. I have extended the winged raven design to wrap around the finger.
I have made this ring in 3 sizes, but each size is adjustable and can be carefully bent for a perfect fit.
Which size is right for you?
As a rough guide, the large ring will fit a large male finger. The medium ring will fit a medium sized man's finger or a large woman's. The small ring will fit a medium to small female finger.
If you want to be more exact, we suggest you measure the circumference of your finger with a strip of paper and check the sizes described below.
At its widest adjustment, this ring will fit 75mm circumference.
At a regular adjustment, this ring will fit 68mm circumference.
At its smallest adjustment, this ring will fit 56mm circumference.
At its widest adjustment, this ring will fit 66mm circumference
At is regular adjustment, this ring will fit 60mm circumference
At its smallest adjustment, this ring will fit 55mm circumference
At its widest adjustment, this ring will fit 57mm circumference.
At a regular adjustment, this ring will fit 53mm circumference.
At its smallest adjustment, this ring will fit 48mm circumference.
You can adjust the ring easily yourself by using a piece of wood, or something similar, to prise the ring open, or to tap it to a smaller size. There is a film about how to do this on our YouTube Channel. You can copy this link into your browser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSHPWaQP_8A&t=32s
If you prefer, you can add a note to your order and we will adjust the ring for you to a specific size.