Sean Parry of Sacred Knot Tattoo designed this pendant to incorporate a bindrune, inspired by Brynhildr’s mention (in Sigrdrífumál) that runes may have been carved on Odin’s spear.
The spear Gungnir is well known as Odin’s weapon of choice. Crafted by the sons of Ívaldi, the dwarves (dvergar) imbued it with the power to never miss its target, and never be halted in battle. Ragnarok is said to begin with Odin launching Gungnir towards the enemy, and in Hávamál the god hangs himself upon Yggdrasil (wounded by a spear) in order to acquire the runes.
Each pendant has been cast in house by our hands, and is sanded to the standard you see here without the aid of machinery of any kind.
They shine in 100% Cornish pewter and come on an adjustable cotton cord.
This piece is modelled and photographed by the incredible Jay Massie, one of the Northern Fire artists whose prints you can purchase on the site. The last image features shows Dan Farrand, owner of Horns of Odin and one half of the Nordic Mythology Podcast. If you haven’t already given them a listen it’s well worth it!
Material & Make
Each piece of jewellery has been polished to a shining finish by a Northern Fire artisan in our workshop in Wales, where we also craft our moulds and hand cast each piece. Our pewter is sourced from Cornwall and has been chosen for its flexibility and shine.
This pendant will come with an adjustable cotton cord.
About The Artist
Sean Parry is the founder and main artist at Sacred Knot Tattoo. Having grown up in North Wales on a mountain peninsula called the Great Orme, his love of celtic and Norse culture, history and art fuels his tattooing and painting. He specialises in celtic and norse neo-traditional dotwork, aiming to capture the magic of knotwork and spirals that the ancient inhabitants of the North where also so fond of.
See more of the art Sean has created for Northern Fire here.
Size & Dimensions