In Norse folklore, both the Acorn and its bearer, the oak tree, bring good fortune. The Vikings associated oak trees with Thor, the god who created thunder and lightning with his great anvil and hammer. Because the tree attracted lightning, it was sacred to Thor. Thus they believed that the Acorn, the fruit of the oak tree, was always spared the God's wrath, and so they began putting a lone Acorn on their windowsills to protect their homes from lightning's wrath.

elreki: “ lutati-niwl: “ In Norse folklore, both the Acorn and its bearer, the oak tree, bring good fortune. The Vikings associated oak trees with Thor, the god who created thunder and lightning with his great anvil and hammer. Because the tree.

Evening gown, 1901. Norwegian Folk Museum

Utterly gorgeous turquoise evening gown, Via the Norwegian Folk Museum. Use this basic idea for the Black off shoulder dress by bernadine

Viking Life... The tree of life from Norse mythology.

Celtic Tree of Life - Amazing! I have no idea how I would quilt this -- maybe appliqué for the tree, and Celtic knot appliqué for the roots.

Viking key

Key, bronze, Viking - decorated in a circle and line pattern with a loop for suspension at the head of the bow.

Viking era bronze key

Key, bronze, Viking - decorated in a circle and line pattern with a loop for suspension at the head of the bow.

The Nine Worlds of Norse mythology, all connected by the World Tree called "Yggdrasil."   The generally accepted meaning of Old Norse Yggdrasill is "Odin's horse".

The Nine Worlds of Norse history, all connected by the World Tree called "Yggdrasil." The generally accepted meaning of Old Norse Yggdrasill is "Odin's horse".

Mammen 10th C Viking Embroideries

Embroidery from the Tenth Century Viking Grave at Mammen, Denmark

TONE VIGELAND (NORWEGIAN, B.1938) HAIR COMB circa 1960, white...

Tone Vigeland, hair comb - this mid-century hair accessory would work as a necklace too, I think.

Viking sled    "After some years as a sea-going vessel the Oseberg ship was finally laid to rest as a grave ship for a wealthy woman of high ranking. This woman received grace gifts for her journey to the realm of the dead, which included three highly decorated sleds and one sled of a simpler design (not displayed).   The three highly decorated sleds were constructed in the same way: a separate upper frame was originally tied to the chassis with rope. The corner posts, shaped as animal…

Viking sled "After some years as a sea-going vessel the Oseberg ship was finally laid to rest as a grave ship for a wealthy woman of high ranking.

Yggdrasil: Norse (Viking) Tree of Life. Sculpted by Aric Jorn (Liljegren). Produced by Jivotica LLC ©2014

Yggdrasil: Norse (Viking) Tree of Life. Sculpted by Aric Jorn (Liljegren). Produced by Jivotica LLC would be a beautiful tattoo

The "Silpinge Tree" was made by Per Andersson during the 19th century. Antique Folk Art Swedish Christmas tree made of wood. Erikas funderingar

The "Silpinge Tree" was made by Per Andersson during the century. Antique Folk Art Swedish Christmas tree made of wood

Detail of 17th century calendar stick carved with national coat of arms, a common motif in Norwegian folk art.

Primstav Detail of century calendar stick carved with national coat of arms, a common motif in Norwegian folk art.

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