Vikings in BC – Vanir

A large brooch from the Vanir display

A large brooch from the Vanir display

In my previous post about “two religions” from the Vikings in BC display in Victoria, I showed a number of crosses/crucifixes from Viking Age Scandinavia, along with some items from a transition period. In this post I’m going to show off pieces associated with Norse mythology Vanir, a group of gods associated with “fertility, wisdom, nature, magic” and the ability to see the future.

The pendant believed to be Freya, showing her necklace

The pendant believed to be Freya, showing her necklace

 

Necklace of many strands, similar to a depiction of one worn by Freya

Necklace of many strands, similar to a depiction of one worn by Freya

In my next post I’ll share items associated with the Æsir, the other group of gods in Norse mythology.

Objects from the Vanir display

Objects from the Vanir display

Members of the Vanir include Freyr and Freyja, along with others.

A pendant commonly believed to be of Frey

A pendant commonly believed to be of Frey

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