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The complete Icelandic staves / Ásatrú symbol series. Each artwork is…

The complete Icelandic staves / Ásatrú symbol series. Each artwork is…

First of all, I should explain what this is. This is the Celtic Tree of Life. It symbolizes balance and harmony. I love the element of lines this design uses. The Celtic knots and branches in tree create a flow. Also, this design shows the element of time. It shows that over time, the tree has stayed the same, but has also been altered a bit .

First of all, I should explain what this is. This is the Celtic Tree of Life. It symbolizes balance and harmony. I love the element of lines this design uses. The Celtic knots and branches in tree create a flow. Also, this design shows the element of time. It shows that over time, the tree has stayed the same, but has also been altered a bit .

BIND RUNES: We see a lot of confusion with Post-Viking age symbology, in particular with the Icelandic staves. Whilst the staves may include runes, not all of them do. So whilst some may be classified as "bind runes", others are staves or symbols in their own right.   This image shows a variety of symbols, all that have been commonly described as "bind runes". However, only 9, 11, 12, 13, and 15 are bind runes.

BIND RUNES: We see a lot of confusion with Post-Viking age symbology, in particular with the Icelandic staves. Whilst the staves may include runes, not all of them do. So whilst some may be classified as "bind runes", others are staves or symbols in their own right. This image shows a variety of symbols, all that have been commonly described as "bind runes". However, only 9, 11, 12, 13, and 15 are bind runes.

Know your Vegvisirs. I was drawing these, wondered why the different versions around the place. Nobody can figure out what Björks tattoo actually is, a Galdrabók one roughly done most likely #bjork #vegvisir #tattoo

Know your Vegvisirs. I was drawing these, wondered why the different versions around the place. Nobody can figure out what Björks tattoo actually is, a Galdrabók one roughly done most likely #bjork #vegvisir #tattoo

Click on any image for entry into gallery viewer. Original multi-media pieces are marked as such. Other images are available as prints in several formats. Contact info@northlanderdrumcraft.com for...

Click on any image for entry into gallery viewer. Original multi-media pieces are marked as such. Other images are available as prints in several formats. Contact info@northlanderdrumcraft.com for...