Artwork Explained: The Muninn

July 10, 2020 2 min read

Artwork Explained: The Muninn

This week it gives us great pleasure to chat about our much loved and number one best selling artwork and collection, The Muninn Apparel Range. This breathtaking design is filled with mystery and intricate detail and shading. We are exceptionally proud of this collection and the smiles that it has put on countless faces when they receive their Muninn gear. We have received many enquiries and questions about the meaning behind the artwork featured on the muninncollection and we are delighted to finally bring a full artwork explanation to our Lunafide family. 

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 that is 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's stealing of 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. 

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


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