Mammen Gungnir Spear Pendant
Sean Parry of Sacred Knot Tattoo designed this pendant to feature Mammen style pattern often seen on the Isle of Man. On the back, it incorporates a bindrune, inspired by Brynhildr’s mention (in Sigrdrífumál) that runes may have been carved on Odin’s spear. This one was designed to imbue well wishes and protection on the wearer.
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.
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 comes with an adjustable cotton cord.
About The Artist
Sean Parry is the owner and lead artist of Sacred Knot Tattoo, as well as a founding member of the Northern Fire Art Collective. He specialises in Celtic and Nordic arts and lives and works from his hometown of Llandudno in North Wales. Sean’s projects incorporate knotwork, swirls, and beasts inspired and mirroring those found in the historical record - a reflection of his passion for archaeology and ancient iconography. Though he is well known for his mastery as a tattooist, his work with paint, leather, and precious metals are also part of his artistic endeavours.
See more of the art Sean has created for Northern Fire here.
Size & Dimensions
3 inches (7.5 cm) in length