Hand painted Yggdrasil and Rune Wood Wall Decor - Viking and Norse Decor

$29.71 $34.95

HAND designed, inscribed and painted. Preserved with urethane for long lasting beauty.

Yggdrasil's mysteries are as tangled as her branches. Each branch, each level of her rising crown revealing more of the 9 worlds and the interaction between them all. We learn that we come from our ancestors, their blood and bones are in our blood and bones, and never separated.
We, ourselves, are our own tree with our roots nourished by our ancestors and we reach forth creating what should be from what is. Our choices, actions and deeds determine the outcome and course of our life, weaving bended and twisted branches at the crown.
The first rune of this piece is Pertho, the rune of divination or casting lots. The Germanic peoples were satisfied with the knowledge that all life was fated by Wyrd. That is why we hear the tales of men laughing and running joyously into battle knowing that there was no escaping the battle ahead and trusting that their lot was decided and they would be victorious or join their ancestors. Both of which were honorable.
The act of tossing dice or casting runes come from the same root understanding: that the web of that-which-is and that-which-is-becoming is so woven together that the idea of randomness or "coincidence" is impossible. The act of divination is the willed attempt to reach an awareness of the workings of "that-which-is" on "that-which-is-becoming" and "that-which-should-be". The story of Odin giving his eye for a drink from Mimir's well is now better understood. Odin was granted the ability to see "all-of-that-which-is" and it's many working layers so that he could see the ever evolving present and the possibilities for "that-which-was-becoming". By gaining the runes from hanging on Yggdrasil, coupled with Odhroerir (divine inspiration) he learned how he could alter or impact "Wyrd" or "that-which-should-be".
Now we add Mannaz to the mix. Mannaz is related to the god Mannus of the Germanic Tribes. Mannus was the son of Tvisto, who had sprung up from the earth, and the father of the three races of humanity (slaves, free-born and noble). The same story is told of the Celtic Mannan Mac Lir and of Agni in the Rig Veda. In Norse legend, Mannus is seen as Heimdallr under the name of Rigr (meaning King). Heimdallr is the link between the gods and man, both genetically and consciously as in the Rigsthula. After Heimdallr has fathered the three races of men, he returns to teach Earl the way in which to conquer his inheritance. The reference to nobility is a code speaking of those people who are able to awaken and use the might within themselves.
"Walking Rigs came, taught him the runes and granted his own name, saying it belonged to his son. Rigr bade him take possession of Udal Vales and old halls (his rightful inheritance). He rode forth on his horse, swung his sword...fought for land.," "He contended in runes with Earl Rigr. He battled him in wits, and knew the runes better. So he came to have for himself the name Rigr and runelore."
The key to his inheritance is the power of the mind, especially as shown through the runes. This is an inheritance that can only be won by those who are worthy. It is the rune of perfected intelligence which melds reason and intelligence with the ability to reach and learn from our "race memory" or ancestral history as Odin did when he would go to Mimir's well. This balanced intelligence and the ability to war for our inheritance is what we will need to effect the coming change. Or fall.

Dimensions: 11.5" x 8."
Weight: 1lb


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