A piece of history around your neck
Freya pendant is based on a find in 1893 in the damaged boat grave III in Tuna/Alsike in Sweden. It is dated to the Viking Age (Arne 1934, 26-28, Taf VII).
The original pendant was in gilded bronze.
It is believed to represent the Goddess Freya because of the necklace she is wearing. Refer to the poem Trymskvida, that is worth a read.
It is a great find and it gives us a good insight into the clothing of the time.
This Freya pendant is in:
- Sterling Silver
- 33 mm high
- 15 mm wide
- Around 10 grams
It is also available in Bronze.
Handmade in Valhallas Silver workshop in Northern Ireland.
Freya is the Goddess of love and fruitfulness. It is known to call on her for help in love affairs. She owns the homestead in heaven known as Folkvangar and whenever she rides into battle she claims half of the slain warriors and Odin the other half, as it says here:
who shall sit where in the hall;
half the slain every day
and Odin his half.