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Viking Compass

The Vegvisir, also known as the runic compass or Viking compass, is composed of eight rune staves and is thought to have been used as a compass by the Vikings. Vegvisir means "wayfinder" and "sign post" in Icelandic. Although it is commonly known as the Viking compass and is associated by some with the Vikings' circumnavigation of the globe during the Viking Age, the origin of the Vegvisir is the subject of considerable debate.


The Huld Manuscript only mentions the Viking compass as a symbol of guidance and protection in a sentence that translates as "the wearer of this symbol will not lose his way during storms and bad weather, even if he does not know his destination." Archeological evidence indicates that the Vikings used a "sunstone," a type of sun compass, while sailing from North America to the Far East.
According to some experts, despite the fact that the aforementioned sun compass does not resemble the Viking compass or have such markings, it may have been the inspiration behind the symbol.


Some people believe that a nail placed in the exact center of the Viking compass would have helped the Vikings navigate the seas by providing direction information (via the position of its shadow at certain times of the day).


This beautiful Viking compass sold by Drakka can now serve as a symbol of spiritual guidance.

 

Viking Compass

Are the Vegvisir symbols considered an ancient Norse symbol?

Traditionally, the Vegvisir is considered an ancient Norse symbol that is also known as the Viking compass. It is composed of eight Viking rune staves radiating outward from the center.


You offer Viking runes, correct?

We invite you to look through our online catalog, where you can find Viking compass and other Viking products in a wide range of styles that may appeal to you.



What does the Helm of Awe represent?

The protection invoked by the Helm of Awe is not merely physical, you see. In addition to being a sign of conflict dominance, it also represents the ability to instill fear in others and overcome one's own fear.



What is the symbolism of the compass rune?

The symbol is referred to colloquially as "the Viking compass" or "the Nordic compass" and is designed to prevent the bearer from becoming disoriented. It appears frequently on viking-inspired tattoos, jewelry, and illustrations, as well as in video games like Valheim.