Urnes Snakes (VP10)
For Skill & IngenuityCarved on large rune stones in Urnes, Norway, thse snakes are the symbol of Loki (shape changer and trickster), the clever god as flexible as a serpent in wriggling out of trouble. Vikings believed snakes, in shedding their skins, were both wise and unique.
The Vikings were well known for their love of adornments and jewellery. Our Trove of Valhalla collection pays tribute to many of their iconic designs. Lovingly reproduced, the original meanings of each pendant are explained on its accompanying Viking leaflet.