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This is a real solid bronze hand-crafted antique finish pendant. A raven symbol is taken from an ancient image from a penny minted by Olaf Cuaran, appears to represent the Viking war standard, the raven, probably derived from the Roman aquila.
The raven banner was a flag, possibly totemic in nature, flown by various Viking chieftains and other Scandinavian rulers during the 9th, 10th and 11th centuries. The flag, as depicted in Norse artwork, was roughly triangular, with a rounded outside edge on which there hung a series of tabs or tassels. It bore a resemblance to ornately carved "weather-vanes" used aboard Viking longships.
Scholars conjecture that the raven flag was a symbol of Odin, who was often depicted accompanied by two ravens named Huginn and Muninn. Its intent may have been to strike fear in one's enemies by invoking the power of Odin.
Odin was also closely linked to ravens because in Norse myths he received the fallen warriors at Valhalla, and ravens were linked with death and war due to their predilection for carrion. It is consequently likely that they were regarded as manifestations of the Valkyries, goddesses who chose the valiant dead for military service in Valhalla. A further connection between ravens and Valkyries was indicated in the shape-shifting abilities of goddesses and Valkyries, who could appear in the form of birds.
The pendant diameter is 1.25" or 31 mm. The bronze pendant is ox finished for antique look and comes with a leather backing and a brown waxed cotton cord.
► Optionally, you can add the genuine handmade leather pouch stitched with a natural hemp cord. It makes a nice gift case for the pendant.
► Shipping worldwide from Ukraine, please allow at least 2-3 weeks for delivery to USA, Canada and Australia, and about 10-14 days to most European countries.
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► Paypal and most major credit cards, as well as Etsy gift cards, are accepted. Orders can be cancelled within 3 days of purchase date. Processing orders such as bracelets and necklaces cannot be cancelled since they are made to order. After the order is shipped it cannot be cancelled.
► Orders are usually shipped within 3-5 business days, unless there's a delay in production. Custom orders are shipped within 1-2 weeks depending on each order. Shipping is form Ukraine and usually takes about 2-3 weeks for delivery to USA, Canada, Asia and Australia and about 10-14 days to most European countries.
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► CUSTOM ORDERS: Currently we do not accept custom orders.
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