Nordic Bear Twisted Steel Torc Bracelet. This Premium Bracelet is from our Handcrafted Viking Forge Line
Bears were deeply respected animals in the Viking Age, a tradition that likely hailed from pre-historic animism and warrior initiation rituals of ancient Scandinavia and Finland. The Norse people considered bears sacred animals with incredibly powerful spirits. The berserkers of ancient Germanic communities were great warriors said to wear bear-skins when they fought (the word is likely derived from the combined words for bear and shirt), and who, like many other warriors, were said to revere Odin most. Berserkers were bodyguards of kings, or else numbered among the most fearsome vikings, and accounts of them claim they were overtaken by fury in battle, and roared, bit their shields, and frothed at the mouth, inspiring terror in their opponents. In Viking mythology, even the gods disguise themselves as bears when interacting with mortals.
Pay homage to the strength of the gods with this bear torc! And remind yourself to represent a bear’s best qualities: be as quick to curiosity as to anger, and when your ire’s roused, throw all your strength into the fight.
- Length 19cm
- Metal Stamp: 316L (stainless steel)
- Gender: Unisex
- Main Stone: None
- Line: Viking Forge