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Vegvisir Runic Compass Fascinating Images and Meaning

Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass in Red and Black

In Galdrabok, a 16th century Icelandic spellbook, it is written that carving a runic compass into a person's skin will prevent them from getting lost.

 The practice still exists today, but instead of using an old blade to tattoo, It is done with tattoo machines. Of the many symbols scandinavians that have existed throughout the centuries, vegvisir it is by far the most popular in the field of body art (even Björk has one). In short, there is no better compass that will be with you when cell service disappears and navigation GPS ceases to exist.

The elegant shapes of the Vegvisir tips are similar to the abbreviations we use for primary orientation in English: N, E, S, W, NW, etc. The rune seen in all these tattoos is believed to act as a magic compass.

Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass with needle in the middle
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass with needle in the middle

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Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on forearm
Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass in forearm
Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass on Biceps with Falling Patterns
Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass on Biceps with Falling Patterns

Galdrabok says: » Whoever carries this sign, no one will ever get lost in storms or bad weather, even when the way is unknown. «. 

Although the emblem's mysterious power serves as a compass, Vegvisir's orientation likely stems from the sun stones, unlike modern instruments that use the earth's magnetic field.

Due to its origin, the runic compass is often called a Viking compass, but this is a mistake. There is no historical evidence to support the appearance of Vegvisir during the was viking (it first appeared after about 400 years), but this symbol is often attributed to the Scandinavian conquerors, connecting it with images of bearded warriors in horned helmets. This is a typical anachronism.

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The Vegvisir runic compass belongs to the class of galdrastavs, combined runic and peri-runic images.

Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass in 3D 1
Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass in 3D 1
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass with delicate geometric patterns on woman's arm 1
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass with delicate geometric patterns in arm women 1
Vegvisir Ornamental Icelandic runic compass with snake around
Vegvisir Ornamental Icelandic runic compass with snake around
Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass in Red and Black
Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass in Red and Black
Vegvisir Old scroll type Icelandic runic compass
Vegvisir Old scroll type Icelandic runic compass
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on bracelet
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on bracelet
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass with wolf on forearm
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass with wolf on forearm
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass stunning realism work on full arm sleeve
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass stunning realism work on full arm sleeve
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on shoulder
Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass in shoulder
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on shoulders
Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass in shoulderyes
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass awesome 3D tattoo
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass awesome 3D tattoo
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on forearm with padding and decorations
Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass in forearm with filling and decorations
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on calf with continuation of lines and arrows
Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass in calf with continuation of lines and arrows
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass with bird with red eye
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass with bird with eye red
Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass on Hand and Fingers
Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass on Hand and Fingers
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass in hand with sunbeams
Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass in hand with sunbeams
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass ring accessory 2
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass ring accessory 2
Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass Accessory Ring
Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass Accessory Ring
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on spiked back
Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass in back spiked
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass with delicate geometric patterns on woman's arm
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass with delicate geometric patterns on woman's arm
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass with dragon style shapes
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass with dragon style shapes
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass with beautiful fades and geometric patterns
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass with beautiful fades and geometric patterns
Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass in 3D
Vegvisir Icelandic Runic Compass in 3D
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on forearm with artistic dashed lines
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on forearm with artistic dashed lines
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on man's forearm
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on forearm man
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on forearm and tree of life
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on forearm and tree of the life
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on forearm 1
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on forearm 1
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on arm in black with arrangements
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on arm in black with arrangements
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on man's back
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on man's back
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on back with large eagle
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on back with large eagle
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on back
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on back
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on leg
Vegvisir Icelandic runic compass on leg
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