Artwork Explained: Valknut

Artwork Explained: Valknut

This week we launched a breathtaking new range. The Norse Mythology inspired Valknut collection. The Valknut is a symbol made up of three interlocking triangles. Historically it appears on many rune stones that date back to the Viking Age. The word Valknut means “knot of those fallen in battle”. Although the exact meaning of the symbol there are some very interesting facts about it!

In most of these cases where the Valknut appeared Odin is also present and even when Odin is not physically depicted with the Valknut, other symbols relating to Odin are also present. Given what is known about the Valknut, it is clear that the Valknut has a lot to do with death as well as the transition between life and death and also with Odin, and his power to bind and unbind.

With all this it can be assumed the Valknut is a powerful symbol relating to the King of the Aesir Gods Odin, Hrungnir’s heart a spirit of the night, darkness, winter and the grave, Reincarnation and the association of the Norse version of Earth, Heaven and Hell and also about a warrior's death and a show of courage, fearlessness, bravery and strength. 

This work of wearable art was created by the talent Pyros, Learn more about him below. 

I am extremely fascinated with culture, history, art and occult symbolism and their relationship with art. It was this fascination and passion that drove me to studying theology and also fine art. I make sure that every work of art that I create is inspired by a mythological story, character or symbol that intrigues and inspires me. I spend most of my time researching and planning designs through reading mythological history books and articles in order to understand the story from many different perspectives and create art that brings the story to life. I consider myself a unique person with a complex personality.

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

- Lunafide Team 🖤

 

Valknut Gallery Image

 

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