This week it gives us great pleasure to announce that we are launching a special Limited Edition Bloody version of one our favourite artworks and collections, introducing The Muninn-Bloody Apparel Range. Gear up for battle wearing one of our most anticipated collections yet. You asked we listened and now we hope you love it!
Just like the original version of the Muninn apparel range the artwork in this collection is based on Odin's most beloved raven spy Muninn. As the old poem, Grímnismál goes: "Huginn and Muninn fly each day over the spacious earth. I fear for Huginn, that he come not back, yet more anxious am I for Muninn." People say that the poem is rhetorical as Huginn is said to represent thought while, Muninn represents memory. This could mean that Odin was weighing up what he would fear losing more be it his thought or his memory. Find out more about the mystical raven duo in the blog entry: Artwork Explained: Ravens of Midgard.
The artwork featured on the front of the tops and blankets consists of a side by side mirrored depiction of Muninn, on the background of the artwork is a watermarked interlocking Old Norse pattern. In the middle of the two mirrored ravens is a symbol depicting Triskele or Odin's Horns which is a symbol comprised three interlocking drinking horns. The exact meaning of the symbol is not known, but it may allude to Odin stealing the Mead of Poetry. The horns’ names were Óðrœrir, Boðn, and Són. The symbol has become very significant in the modern Asatru faith. The Horns of Odin symbol is also meaningful to other adherents to the Old Ways, or those who strongly identify with the god Odin. Around the Symbol of Odin's horns is old norse Ruins, or secrets.
On the back of the tops and featured on some of the bottoms and on the sleeves, is an intricate old norse design that tells stories of mystical norse serpents, Thor's hammer mjölnir and depictions of Huginn and Muninn and other Old Norse ruins. All these depictions come together to tell stories of Asgard, the nine realms and the happenings on Midgard. This is a representation of the thoughts and memories, seen by Huginn and Muninn as they absorb all the news and knowledge to tell Odin.
This all comes together in a bloody color variation that gives the feel of a blood stained vikings in battle.
We hope you love this collection just as much as we do! We can't wait to bring you more show stopping designs.
-Lunafide Team <3