Yggdrasil Viking Shield - Norse Tree of Life Viking Shield
Мade of plywood this piece’s main decorative motif is the old Norse tree of life - Yggdrasil.
Yggdrasil (from Old Norse Yggdrasill) is an immense mythical tree that plays a central role in Norse cosmology, where it connects the Nine Worlds.
Yggdrasil is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In both sources, Yggdrasil is an immense ash tree that is the center of the cosmos and is considered holy. The gods go to Yggdrasil daily to assemble at their things, traditional governing assemblies. The branches of Yggdrasil extend far into the heavens, and the tree is supported by three roots that extend far away into other locations; one to the well Urðarbrunnr in the heavens, one to the spring Hvergelmir, and another to the well Mímisbrunnr.
In addition, the shield is decorated with steel bolts and a braid in a Viking style. This shield can be used as a decorative wall hanger or for historical reenactment, LARP, etc.
Size - 70 cm ( 27.5 inches ) in diameter
Weight - cca 3 kg ( 6.6 pounds )
Material - 15mm thick birch plywood
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
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We care about delivering quality, artisan crafts to those who purchase our products.
Shields are expensive to ship; they are often large and heavy. But we want to make sure that you never get surprised by this high cost. This means that we sometimes lose money shipping to the far reaches of the U.S. At the end of the day, we care more about sharing this passion for Norse heritage with you than the money we make.
If you aren't happy, or decide you want a different design, we have an easy exchange program for our shields. Just return ship the item and as soon as we receive it, we'll dispatch your replacement within 2 business days.