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This is a pewter pendant of the Viking Valknut symbol. The pendant is 1.9cm in diameter. The pendant comes with a 83.8cm black necklace cord and a story card as shown in the picture. The pendant is made fine pewter and is nickel free and is cast and finished in the USA. It is one of our Norse Collection of pewter pendants. This Viking symbol is called " The Heart of Hrungnir". Hrungnir is a legendary giant whose story is told in the Eddas; the old Norse epic. It is also called the Valknut, or "knot of the slain". Found on funeral carvings, it signifies the afterlife; Valhalla, the final resting place for warriors who die in battle for their people, or for Odin, the King of the afterlife realm. It's three interlocking shapes suggest Life, Death, and Rebirth. The Nine points stand for the Nile Worlds (and the nine fates) of Norse myth. These interwoven shape echoes the interrelatedness of the three realms of the earth, the underworlds, and the heavens. Each realm contributes to the others, and is a part if it's subtle yet essential fabric - the woven tapestry of all existence. The Valknut is also an important symbol to many followers of the Asatru faith. Asatru is the old religion of the Nordic countries; existing long before Christianity and continuing to the present day.