The Vegvisir, sometimes known as the Runic compass or the Viking compass, is a symbol found in old Icelandic texts. According to one reader, the Vegvisir was inscribed on the staff of Odin, the chief god of Norse mythology. The Vegvisir is also mentioned in another Icelandic text, where it is said to be a sign “showing the way through storms.” Nowadays, the Vegvisir has been appropriated as a symbol of Norse or Viking identity. Neo-Pagans and Heathens have also used it as a sign of guidance and protection. The Vegvisir can thus be seen as a powerful symbol of both Norse culture and modern paganism.
At our online shop, you can order necklaces with a Vegvisir symbol. The symbol consists of eight staves that intersect to form a compass-like shape. According to Norse legend, the Vegvisir was given to Magnus Eriksson by his father, Erik the Red. Magnus used the Vegvisir to guide his ship through a storm, which is said to have saved his life. The Vegvisir is now often used as a sign of guidance and protection. It is believed to provide strength and direction in times of difficulty and is worn as a reminder that we all have the power to find our way home. Order your Vegvisir necklace today, and know you are protected on your journey. Happy shopping!