Skadi / Vegvisir Bronze and Leather Necklace
Brings Luck in Skiing and Archery
Features Skaði on skis with bow and arrow with mountains in distance
- Vegvísir Norse Compass "Wayfinder" design on reverse
- Bronze Pendant
- 30" Leather Cord
In Norse mythology, Skaði is a jötunn and goddess of archery, skiing, winter, and mountains. She is also known for challenging the gods of Asgard after the killing of her father, Thiazi. Skaði took up arms and armor and demanded compensation from the gods.
The Vegvísir, or Norse compass, is an Icelandic magical stave, which, according to the Huld manuscript, protects one from losing their way in bad weather.
Encircling the Vegvísir is the runic transliteration of the Icelandic phrase, "Ég stoppar ekki Þegar Þreyttur, ég stoppar Þegar ég er búinn", which translates to, "I do not stop when tired, I stop when done."
This Skadi/Vegvísir Necklace from the world of Norse mythology is struck from solid bronze, measures 3.3 cm in diameter, and weighs about 12 grams. Includes a 30" leather cord. Coin artwork by Peggy Maringer and engraving by Woody Maringer. The portrait of Skaði is based on Woody's wife, Betony.
The product is treated to look as if it has been handled and circulated. This process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science, coloring and patinas will vary. No two are exactly the same! Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. A colorful description is included with history and facts about the coin.
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Really cool gift for skiiers.
Edit: Updating my review to 5 star since the shop keeper was excellent enough to send me a replacement with a thicker connecting ring. Excellent product, excellent service. Love the keychain. Thank you!
Beautiful Goddess! Would give as gift.
I AM Skadi. <3 Well, except for the bow and arrow. It's a beautiful medallion and the packaging is brilliant. Thank you. She'll give me hope as cursed spring and summer drive the snow away.