Vegvisir is a famous symbol you might have seen if you looked a little bit about Iceland and its folklore. The name itself means the “wayfinder”, “vegur” meaning way and “visir” meaning pointer. This symbol has eight branches meeting in the center.
There are some people believing that the 8 branches represent the cardinal points (north, south, west, east, northwest, northeast, southwest, southeast) while others believe the 8 branches represent the 8 worlds of the Old Norse mythology and the center represents the 9th world, Midgard, the world of humans. Vegvisir is a very powerful symbol in the Norse mythology.
It is believed this symbol had the power to guide people wearing it to the right direction for those who lost their path. Vikings used to go on raids a lot and sailing into the unknown was kind common, hence, most of the ships were decorated with Vegvisir to bring them fortune to find their way while protecting the seamen from storms. In general manners, it is also used as a talisman for luck, protection and blessings.
For those believing in magic powers such as the Norse Shamans, Vegvisir would guide your heart and your steps in making the right choices in your life, helping you to find your confidence back when you lost yourself and your faith.
The measurements are as follows:
3.6cm long (1.41 inches)
3.6cm wide (1.41 inches)
The piece will be sent with an adjustable black cotton strap but it also looks great with a silver chain:
If you have any questions feel free to ask!