Viking Raven Earrings
These Viking earrings are my own design. I was inspired to make these raven earrings when I came across a pair of raven-shaped Viking garter hooks in in a similar form.
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 like the idea that an ancient symbol – very traditional in Viking art – has been re-worked to find its place in the 21st century.
Price is for the pair and available in sterling silver only.
Size and Weight
Weight Sterling Silver Pair 5.2g (Weight may vary from piece to piece)