Dragon Head Boat - pendant and chain
For Safety on Journeys.
The longboat figurehead was an important magical charm, believed to frighten off supernatural predators just as defensive shields protect them from human foes.
Voyages could be dangerous and the Vikings sought the guardianship of the Dragon symbol for protection and good fortune when away from the home harbour.
DetailsThese pewter charms, inspired by authentic Viking art and legend, pay tribute to the Viking spirit.
They are todays Trove of Valhalla.