Artwork Explained: Dark Throne

Artwork Explained: Dark Throne

Introducing our Norse inspired Dark Throne apparel range. Inspired by some of the most powerful forces seen in Norse mythology including the Norse world tree yggdrasil, The all powerful Norse mythological weapon Mjölnir and The Norse all father, Odin. 

Yggdrasil is a mighty tree that has a trunk that rises at the geographical center of the Norse spiritual Cosmos. The rest of this cosmos, as well as the nine realms are laid out around it and held together by Yggdrasil's branches and roots. These branches and roots connect the various parts of the cosmos to one another. Therefore the well-being of the cosmos depends on the well-being of the Yggdrasil tree of life. When the tree trembles, it signals the arrival of dooms day or better known in Norse mythology as Ragnarök.

It is believed that many of Odin's gifts came from his self sacrifices. He first sacrificed his eye in Mimir’s well and he threw himself on his spear Gungnir in a kind of symbolic, ritualistic sacrifice. He then hung himself on Yggdrasil, the tree of life, for nine days and nine nights in order to gain knowledge of other worlds and in order to be able to understand the runes.

During his sacrificial actions, he saw visions and received secret wisdom. The magical knowledge he gained made him able to cure the sick, calm storms, turn weapons against his attackers, make women fall in love and render dangerous troll women harmless – often just with a look.

Thor was considered to be the physically strongest God of all of the Norse Gods or in correct Norse terminology the strongest in the Aesir which is a collective term, referring to the Norse Gods who ruled over all the realms and Mortals in Asgard. Thor is the son of Odin and the Earth Goddess Jord. It is believed that Thor's popularity even surpassed his father Odin who was King of the Norse Gods and Thor was known to be a likeable character and a protector of the mortals and Gods alike. 

Mjölnir was forged by the dwarves and it is said that this weapon never failed Thor. Thor used Mjölnir as a devastating weapon that could harm enemies and win battles but also he also used it as a sacred object that could provide blessings and be used for good. Mjölnir was once stolen by the Frost giant named Thrym. Thrym demanded that as a ransom to return Mjölnir that Freyja be betrothed to him.

We hope you love this range as much as we do! 

-Lunafide Team 🖤

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