Gungnir (Odin's Spear)

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Gungnir it the name of Odin's mighty spear. Scandinavian art often depicts Odin with a spear. Such depictions are found from Viking Age rune stones all the way to Bronze age rock carvings of a spear god, who may well be Odin.

Same as the Hammer of Thor, Gungnir was forged by dwarves and Gungnir is no ordinary spear. Odin led the Aesir into battle against the Vanir beginning the battle by throwing Gungnir with a battle cry of Óðinn á yðr alla!” (“Odin owns all of you!”).

He sacrificed himself to discover the runes by simultaneously stabbing himself with Gungnir and hanging himself. It’s fitting, therefore, that when the Norse sacrificed someone to Odin, whether a single individual or a large group of people, they typically did so by means of a spear, either by itself or in combination with hanging.

This chunky solid pewter pendant is the spear of Odin, the chief of the viking gods. It was worn by his followers for strength and is based on original pendants that date from the viking age. It is hand made in Scotland from English Pewter.

Height 3.7 cm
Width 2.1 cm
Weight 16 g
Dispatch time 1 - 2 working days
Material Pewter