I have joined together powerful symbols of Northern European spirituality to be a talisman that brings into focus this transitional time.
Celtic Green Man -
An enigma spanning thousands of years, the Green Man is a symbol of mysterious origin and history. various religious faiths and cultures, the Green Man has survived countless transformations and cultural diversities, enduring in the same relative physical form to this day. Despite the range in locations of artifacts of the Green Man, he is most often associated with the society of the Celts. It is the natural changing of seasons that presents the passage of time that ages Man, thus by depicting the Green Man in such a way that overwhelmingly illustrates Man's relationship with nature highlights the idea to worshippers that one cannot survive without the other. This union with nature and mutual reliance upon one another is evidenced historically and archaeologically through Man's cultivation and development of the natural world, and the fruits nature thereby provided. Along with rebirth and reliance, there is one more powerful affiliation the images of the Green Man undoubtedly indicate. With the cycles of the year comes the end of the year; with the cycles of life comes the end of life; and with the excessive use of nature comes the eventual, end of nature. The Green Man's other important, powerful affiliation, then, is that of death and of endings.
The Irminsul -
The world tree or great pillar is said to hold separation between the worlds and earth. As the world tree it both contains the nine worlds and holds them in distinction with the column feeding and connecting them all. This symbol is associated with the Germanic god Irmin and also with Tyr the Norse god. Tyr is the god of justice but not in our worldly sense of the word, it is "justice according to right, or justice "according to natural law". Tyr holds the high seat at the thing where disputes are brought before him and settled. As such Tyr is also the god of war as disputes that could not be otherwise settled, were settled in battle. These wars would restore everything to balance and then bring prosperity and peace.
Is the symbol of the Vanir, Freyr or Fro Ing. Freyr rode into battle on the back of a boar. The symbol of the boar was found on ancient helmets which signified they belonged to a great waring army. While Freyr is most associated with the earth, water, fruitfulness, good harvest and prosperity, he was also a great warrior. In the Aesir and Vanir war, the Vanir exacted such a cost that the Aesir called Njord and the Vanir kings to council in order to settle the dispute. They may have been known as farmers, countrymen and kings but they were a force to be reckoned with.
The Stag -
The stag is the fylgia of a nobleman or king. The stags antlers point up so that he presents himself to be a regal, strong and dangerous foe. The antlers of a stag are powerful weapons of protection. They are fast, cunning and strong. Stags are also said to present themselves to hunters to lead them to magical places.
These symbols of the world pillar, earth energy, protection, war and magic are surrounded by never ending spirals. In this time many are called to return to nature, to find the natural rhythms, the old ways of honor, natures eternal cycles and protect them and to be willing to battle for them. May this be your talisman of honor.
Dimensions: 10." x 10." x .25" 3.3oz
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