A valknut is a word that is combined from the words valr (which translates to slain warriors) and a word knut (knot). This is actually a symbol that interlocks three triangles. This tattoo will signify the afterlife as well as the strength that gods of death have had back in some ancient stories.
Thereof, what does Odin’s symbol mean?
The Valknut (Odin’s Knot) is a symbol of the transition between life and death and, according to Davidson, “is thought to symbolize the power of the god to bind and unbind” (Gods and Myths, 147).
In this regard, what is the Viking symbol for warrior?
What is a death knot tattoo?
Found engraved in ancient stones, the valknut is assumed to signify the afterlife. In some instances, it has come to represent the soul’s power and strength when battling with gods of death or other terribly adverse circumstances.
The triangle design is loaded with meaning. It can relate to the holy trinity, and in the Greek culture, a triangle is the symbol of a doorway. Interpret that how you will.
The Norse tree of life is a large ash tree named Yggdrasil the world tree, which connects the Nine Worlds and is the center of the cosmos. Yggdrasil is also the tree where it’s said that Odin sacrificed himself … to himself. Yggdrasil represents the cycle of life, death and rebirth.
The Valknut Meaning
The nine points of the triangle have been associated with the nine worlds of Norse mythology, and the three interconnected triangles have been said to reflect the connection between Earth, Heaven and Hell. The symbol has also been associated with ecstatic Seidr magic, of which Odin was a master.
A square cross interlocking with or surrounded by a circle is one of the most popular symbols used by individuals and organisations to represent white nationalism, white supremacy, Neo-Nazism, and white pride; it is used as the logo for white nationalist website Stormfront.
pointing at a rainbow. throwing rocks into the wind. a coyote crossing one’s path heading north. an owl flying over a house.
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The Symbol of Odin’s Companions
Though there were few surviving materials about Geri and Freki, the Vikings often held the symbol of wolves in high esteem because they believed it was the symbol of Odin and his presence.
The Troll Cross – had the shape of an Odal/Othala rune – is the Norse symbol of protection. It is considered the part of Swedish folklore. If believe Norse mythology, the Troll Cross was a useful amulet to protect trolls evil elves, and dark magic.