RAM Vikings – Völva

Volva staff from the Royal Alberta Museum, shown with a display of three Valkyrie figurines.

Volva staff from the Royal Alberta Museum

Super quick post today from the 2019 Viking exhibit at the Royal Albert Museum (RAM) – because there really was only one artifact to show!

This iron staff with a handle was found in Fuldby, Zealand, Denmark, and has been attributed as a Völva’s staff.

 

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Viking woman’s grave goods

Assortment of goods found in a woman's grave

Assortment of goods found in a woman’s grave

I think that I’m nearing the last few posts about my trip to Iceland and the various museum exhibits I saw there – for today’s post about the Iceland National Museum in Reykjavik I’m going to re-visit a display of grave goods from a Viking Age woman’s grave.

The display included tortoise brooches which I showed in a previous post, a full necklace (also from a previous post) and a festoon that I also explored in a previous post.

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