Norse Viking Rune Vegvisir Compass Challenge Coin w/2x2 Snaptight Case For Sale

Norse Viking Rune Vegvisir Compass Challenge Coin w/2x2 Snaptight Case


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The Vegvisir, also known as the runic compass or the Icelandic runes/Nordic compass made of eight rune staves, is a symbol of protection and guidance believed to be used as a compass by Vikings. The word vegvisir means ‘wayfinder’ and ‘sign post’ in Icelandic language.
Although it is commonly known as the Viking compass and associated by some people with the voyages Vikings made around the World during the Viking Age, there is quite a bit of a debate regarding the origin of the Vegvisir.
There are two sources mentioning the Vegvisir: the Huld Manuscript compiled by Geir Vigfusson in 1880 and The Galdrabok, another manuscript which is essentially a grimoire – ‘a textbook for magic’.
In the Huld Manuscript, the Vegvisir is mentioned as a symbol of guidance and protection merely in a sentence that translates to something along the lines of “the wearer of this symbol will not lose his way during storms and bad weather, even if he does not know of his destination”.
The Huld Manuscript is a document brought together almost ten centuries after the Viking Age and, although some parts of the manuscript might be based on real knowledge of Norse people and their beliefs, it is better to be cautious and not take anything in it literally without doing any other research.


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