Viking Compass Talisman

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“Vegvísir” means ‘Guidepost’ in Icelandic and is sometimes called a Viking Compass.  

   It is thought to be a Magical Symbol for Safety in Travel or Navigation.

   Vegvísir was found in the late 17th century Icelandic manuscript known as ‘Galdrabok’  as well as the "Huld Manuscript," collected in Iceland by Geir Vigfusson in 1880 (but consisting of material of earlier origin).

    The Manuscript declares that "if this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known."

   This is similar in nature to other symbols or magical practices we see described in the lore written during the Viking Age (800-1300) a time of contention and conversion between the indigenous religion and the encroaching Christianity.