Vegvisir (Viking compass)

Symbol of direction, staying on track, and safety.

The Vegvisir, or Viking compass, has eight arms and was used to prevent people from being lost. It is made up of eight magical rune staves in total. The Viking compass is mentioned in the Galdrabok, a book of spells, as a symbol of protection that was drawn in blood. Each of the Viking compass’s staves signifies a different direction.

Warriors and ships were painted with the Viking compass, and warriors wore it as an amulet. Today, the Vegvisir can be found on a variety of jewelry.

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