Viking Snake Brooch, sterling

Europe
Jormungand, also called the “Midgard Serpent,” is a snake or dragon who lives in the ocean that surrounds the visible world. So enormous is she that her body forms a circle around the entirety of Midgard, the World.
She’s also a pretty famous Norse symbol and scenes of her fighting her godly enemy are found in relics all over known-Viking territory.
The Vikings ostentatiously displayed their wealth and success in their dress and personal ornaments. Before the use of coins, these ornaments were also used as a convenient form of money. Our jewelry is inspired by the rich contents of Viking hoards found throughout Scandinavia. These treasures were often buried for safekeeping but were sometimes forgotten and left untouched for centuries. In Norse mythology, Jörmungandr meaning "huge monster", also known as the Midgard (World) Serpent is a sea serpent. The serpent grew so large that it was able to surround the earth and grasp its own tail. As a result, it received the name of the Midgard Serpent or World Serpent.

WORLD SERPENT - Viking Snake Brooch
Scandinavian
9th - 11th Centuries
Approx. 1.25"H, 1.5"W

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