Viking Beads with Norse Runes for Jewelry or Beards/Hair/Dreadlocks
Viking Runes were more than just the letters or characters of a written language. They also had strong symbolism, and were thought to imbue some of that into whatever object they marked. That's why we're offering this line of Viking / Norse beads which are perfect for any project or purpose you might have for them. They're great for necklaces and pendants, or adding to a beard or dreadlock for a stylish accent. They have a rune on one side and a stylized ship design on the other (which also cleverly gives the impression of a Viking helmet when the ship is turned upside down). These beads are all Silver in color, and made of fine pewter which is lead-free and safe to wear. They measure 0.75 inches in height (or 1.9 cm). The hole size is 8 mm. You really can't go wrong with these. These beads are truly beautiful and unique treasures that will last many lifetimes.
• Handmade item
• Craft type: Beading, Jewelry making
• Bead size: 0.75 Inches
• Bead hole size: 8 mm
RUNE MEANINGS / SYMBOLISM:
BERKANAN - Symbolizes: birth, health, plenty, fertility, mental and physical growth, liberation.
TEIWAZ - Named after Týr (God of law and heroic glory). Symbolizes: discipline, responsibility, self-sacrifice, duty, strength, the warrior path. Warriors used to carve it into their skin, in order to be able to enter Valhalla.
GEBO - Symbolizes: a gift - alliance relationship, the bond between the donor and the recipient. It is also associated with offering, love, relationship, marriage, partnership and a good fortune.
RAIDO - This rune symbolizes a journey, change, quest, progress, destiny. Raido represents the path of a life and the protection of travelers.
THURISAZ - This rune is about change, catharsis, like a cleansing fire. It also symbolizes a reactive force of destruction and defense, and male sexuality.
DAGAZ - This rune represents a stability between opposites, such as light and dark. It symbolizes happiness, success, activity, satisfaction and awakening.
WUNJO - This rune means Joy, and is also connected with success and achievements.
ANSUZ - Ansuz translates as a "God Odin". It symbolizes communication, wisdom, understanding, divination, and revelation. It also represents stability and shows us an order. It is connected with: authority figure, leader, mind and body balance, shaman, clairvoyant, justice.
ALGIZ - Symbolizes: protection, defense, protection of yourself and your property.
EIHWAZ - This rune means Yew Tree, and is associated with death, retirement into Valhalla, and can be used as protection against spells and magic. It is sometimes also associated with reliability and trustworthiness.
Please Note: Each bead is sold individually. They are not sold in pairs, so be sure to select the quantity you want.