Earlier this year, archaeologists in Sweden discovered a fine bronze piece depicting Wayland the Smith wearing his cloak of feathers and flying. The archaeologists believe that the piece was a mounting on a small box, though there are any number of ways it might have been used in the 7th to 10th Centuries (to take the extremes of when it may have been made).
Древние Птица амулет (соул) - лунницы - Ancient Bird amulet (soul) of pre-pagan origins. Lunnitsy, Lunula or Lunitsa is a bird shaped |crescent moon shaped amulet found in ancient Slavic and Norse cultures and some others. It is and was feminine power, only worn by women. The ones which have dangling 3 pendant symbols, represent the Maiden, Mother and Grandmother symbols.
Runes-letters modified from Phoenician alphabet. Runic was often written without spaces between words & where 2 of the same letter sat beside each other only one would be used. It was written both from left to right & right to left. It was mainly used to label items with the owner's name & was considered magical as most people were illiterate & did not understand the concept of symbols representing sounds. This also led to their use in fortune telling.