Runic Boar | Enamel Pin

  • £10.00
The boar was a meaningful animal symbol for the Germanic people who settled in Britain during the 5th Century. To the Anglo-Saxons, it represented strength and virility which is likely why its image has been known to adorn their helmets.

This enamel pin designed by The Saxon Storyteller celebrates this powerful creature as it appears several times in the archaeological record (such as the Sutton Hoo helm and the Staffordshire hoard helmet) and even in literature like the iconic Beowulf poem.

He has also chosen to incorporate runes on the body of the boar from the Germanic Iron age that represent an early runic charm.


Material & Make

Our pins are crafted in solid metal with enamel detailing and a sturdy pin for security of closure and longevity.


About The Artist

The Saxon Storyteller is an illustrator known for his incredible ability to capture the character and theme of artefacts and historical figures. Reminiscent of Saxon and Viking iconography, his subject matter ranges from members of the lore (such as Ragnar Lothbrok) to those of Tolkien (like Gandalf and other members of the Fellowship). You may also recognise his work as the key illustrator of the Nordic Mythology Podcast, where his images appear unique to each episode and its content.

On Northern Fire, you can find the artwork of Saxon Storyteller on clothing, prints, and pins. 


Size & Dimensions

Approximately 1.2 x 1.1 inches (3.5 x 3 cm)