Small Viking Wolf Pendant
I have copied this tiny Viking wolf pendant from a 9th - 10th century find from Denmark. It is a beautifully simple pattern in typical Borre style.
The wolf was a symbol of power for the Vikings – we find it again and again as an image in their art, but also in their myths and legends.
The wolf was primarily the sign of the warrior, but it also works on deeper levels of meaning.
The wolf lurked in the deep forest of legend (known as Mirkvithr), a hidden threat in dark places; the myth of the inner warrior who waits to come out.
The lone wolf was something strongly independent and untamed; the name wolfshead was also a term used for an outlaw who took refuge in the forest.
Although these meanings come from the distant past, I believe this ancient lore still has echoes for us today.