Vegvisir, Runic Compass, Norse Compass Necklace, The Vegvisir Pendant Necklace, Viking Symbol, Asatru Talisman Icelandic Sign
The Vegvisir or runic compass is a Viking rune stave, a magical device used to aid in sea navigation. According to a number of legends, this apotropaic (protective) symbol was inscribed on seagoing vessels to insure their safe return. The most common description of the rune comes from the 17th century Galdrabók, and Icelandic grimoire.
Today, it is most commonly paired with the aegishjalmer, used as a symbol of spiritual guidance and an emblem of identification by Asatru believers.
The most well-known example is worn as a tattoo by the Icelandic pop singer Bjork.
Pendant size: 0.78"x0.78" (20x20mm)
925 Sterling Silver Chain, 18"(45cm), 20"(50cm), 22" (55cm) or 24"(60cm) included.
The Vegsívir which means path (Veg) and guide (Vísir). The Vegsívir is considered a very old symbol in Icelandic culture, as it first appeared in the Huld manuscript and in the magic book Galdrabok. This symbol, mainly represented by a compass, was considered a talisman that protected any home, which is why it used to be painted on the doors of many homes.
Nowadays, the Vegsívir is one of the most used Viking tattoo symbols, since it represents taking the right direction and choosing the right path. That is to say, it is a drawing that symbolizes the strength we get when we feel lost and that can help us to find our destiny.