*The emblem found on old Norse stone carvings is sometimes called ÒHrungnirÕs heart,Ó after the legendary giant of the Eddas. * The emblem is often found in art depicting the God Odin, where it may represent the gods power over death. The valknut can be drawn unicursally (in one stroke), making it a popular talisman of protection against spirits. * The ValknutÕs three interlocking shapes are suggestive of related Celtic symbols of motherhood and rebirth- it may have been a goddess symbol at some point in history. The nine points suggest rebirth, pregnancy, and cycles of reincarnation. The number nine also suggestive of the Nine Worlds (and the nine fates) of Norse mythology. Their interwoven shape suggests the belief of the interrelatedness of the three realms of earth, hel, and the heavens, and the nine domains they encompass. * The Amulet comes on an adjustable cotton string and fits all neck sizes. * Handmade pendant with perfevtly polished surface and slightly oxydised carvings to show texture * Pendant size: 3.5cm (1.4 inch) wide, 2.6cm (1 inch) long * Pendant comes on a 2mm thick cord * Cord is adjustable from 40cm (15.7 inch) to 80cm (31.5 inch) * condition: Brand New * no-questions-asked money back or exchange guarantee! * Alpaca Silver, also known as White Copper was discovered in the 18th century. In 1823 a competition was initiated in creating an alloy that possessed the closest visual similarity to silver. The brothers Henniger in Berlin and A. Geitner in Schneeberg won the competition by creating "white metal" which until now is used in jewellery, cutlery and coins for its corrosion resistance. Nickel-free composite - will not cause allergies!