In Norse mythology, there lived a great beast. A wolf, but not just any wolf. This wolf is the son of Loki (how a humanoid fathers a wolf I surely don't know, but it's mythology so we won't overthink it) and the father of ALL wolves. The legend of Fenrir has many interesting stories attached to it, but perhaps the most well known is how Fenrir came to bite off the hand of the Nordic god, Týr (from whom we get "Týrsday, or Tuesday as it is now known). Týr was brave enough to place his hand INSIDE the mouth of Fenrir while the other Nordic god's bound Fenrir with a magical ribbon made by the dwarves. Fenrir, who was able to break every other chain up until the magical dwarf ribbon was unable to free himself, and bit off Týr's hand in a rage! Týr is now most commonly depicted as missing a hand. Fenrir will remain bound by the magical dwarf ribbon seething, his anger growing, until Ragnarök (the Nordic version of the Armageddon and end of days). At which point he will break free and swallow Odin, the god of gods, WHOLE (bad wolf! No treat for you)! This symbol has been interpreted as the idea of darkness taking over the light. The design depicts this monstrous canine of Northern European lore in a classic Nordic style with knots and patterns everywhere, but with a contemporary twist. The colors are distressed to give an aged appearance almost as if it's a gold or bronze artifact that was dug out of a Scandinavian chieftain's burial mound. The runes at the bottom of the design say "Fenrir".
Tags: norse, fenrir, wolf, norse-mythology, wolves
What I love about the Celtic style is that it conveys a sense of mystery. Like the artwork depicts something ancient and lost to time and history. That's why I think the Krampus is a perfect character to be portrayed in a Celtic style. The history of Krampus, as with most folklore, is shrouded in a past that isn't totally clear, and yet, it's presence continues to be known into contemporary times. This version, to me, looks kind of like a Tarot card. It's more simplistic and two-dimensional, but it's meaning implies centuries of history and hidden meaning.
Tags: merry-krampus, krampuskarten, krampuslauf, creepy-christmas, krampusnacht
Chalice Well is one of Britain's ancient and most sacred well. The 2 interlocking circles in the Well Cover constitute the Vesica Piscis, base pattern of light and basic component of the Flower of Life. This design will be for lovers of celtic symbols, Sacred Geometry, art of magic and spirituality.
Tags: galaxy, vesica-piscis, cosmos, christianity, space
The Celtic Cross is one of the most popular and enduring symbols of Celtic identity and culture. In the Dark Ages, as the Celtic populations of Britain and Ireland were converted to Christianity, they brought some of their older, pre-Christian style to the symbols of Christianity. What was born was the Celtic Cross. A unique blend of the Old Celtic religion and the new Christian religion.
Tags: celtic, celtic-knot, celtic-knots, irish, ireland