Viking Symbols, Norse Symbols, Asatru Symbols

Symbols of Viking and Norse, Baltic/Slavic, and modern pagan religions, plus some traditional folk symbols for good measure.

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Norse and Viking symbols (Asatru symbols):

Yggdrasil Triple horn svegvisir Nine worlds Helm of awe
Yggdrasil Odin’s Horn Valknut Vegvisir Nine Worlds Helm of Awe
Jormungander Mjolnir- Thor's hammer Runes Shield Knot Troll cross
Jormungandr Mjolnir Runes Shield Knot Troll Cross Solar Cross
Hugin and Munin Gungnir Spirit Ship Sleipnir Mjolnir- Thor's hammer Irminsul
Hugin & Munin Gungnir Spirit Ship Sleipnir Mjolnir Irminsul
Ormgudinna Nidstang Wolf's Cross Wolf's Cross
Web of Wyrd Ormgudinna Nidstang Sleipnir Einherjar Wolf’s Cross
Oseburg Triceps Julbock


Symbols of Baltic/Slavic religion & ethnicity

Romuva Ormgudinna Star of Auseklas sgediminas
Romuva Ormgudinna Auseklis Thunder Cross Gediminas Lithuania
 sborjgali  srece  skolovrath  skhachkar  Jumis
Tryzub Borjgali Rece boga kolovrat khachkar  Jumis

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anjul mishra July 11, 2014 at 7:56 am

these symbols are very like our vaidik symbols of sanatan dharma.


kheath101 June 17, 2014 at 1:30 am

As my ancestry is deeply rooted into the Viking world, as my ancestors are Erik the Red and Leif Ericsson, I’m always happy to find out more about my proud Viking heritage


luke shad July 14, 2014 at 2:35 pm

my family is from iceland and iv been trying to find out more about their origin but have hit a dead end. how did you find out your ancestors and would you be able to help me? my grandfathers name was Ari Sigifeur Svarrisson, and his fathers name was Sverrir Magnússon, but thats as far back as i have been able to go.


Jennifer July 16, 2014 at 1:54 am believe it or not is an excellent reference. The LDS Church as well has excellent genealogists. They did my husband’s family beyond the year 1100 on the Viking side. Keep in mind that spellings of surnames vary wildly even for the same person- dates and locations are usually more helpful.


Brenda M November 18, 2013 at 3:04 am

In reply to the post below. I found a lot of good information at


Chris November 17, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Hi i have been practicing nordic paganism for as long as i can remember i am 15 and felt all alone until i found this


Anonymous May 8, 2014 at 4:52 am

Can you tell me about your religion? I’ve always been so interested in vikings and my heritage and would like to learn.


jOsh in Kentucky November 6, 2013 at 10:22 am


I am working on a drawing for someone that wants symbols to represent birth, growth, love, honor, death and afterlife. Basically someone’s life from that time.

What symbols would represent those stages of life?

Thanks! – jOsh


Axel November 19, 2013 at 4:44 am

Hej Josh i Kentucky,

Jag föreslår att du använder det anglosaxiska alfabetet för att ta fram meningen du eftersträvar snarare än att stjäla från kulturer du inte har någon kännedom om.


Brandon October 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I was brought into this world as a Christian, although I was never into the almighty one god whom controls almost everything. I’ve heared of other multi god religions but only the Norse Paganism actually moves me, partially because my heritage can be traced back to Viking Norway and Iceland.


Amelia Casey August 17, 2013 at 3:18 am

I have a pendant in the shape of a shield with a spiral inlaid in the center and I woul verry mutch like to know what it means. I have been searching for hours now and have nothing to show for it other than a theory that it is a representation ofa whirlpool and means community. Please help.


Jennifer May 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Hi Nick- I’ve addressed this at some length here: The same ideas also apply to Norse symbols. The Vikings, like the Celts, really did not have a concept of nuclear families as we do today. The closest to a mother/father dynamic would be Odin and Frig. Neither Vikings nor Celts would have had symbols explicit about love (at least not generically), but emblems of gods or goddesses might suffice.


Jennifer May 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm

You may be looking for this:


Ordo December 12, 2013 at 6:13 am

I finally found my family. I am Titan born, “the world worm”, it is a strange thing to find…


Joe April 27, 2013 at 11:31 pm

I was a Catholic for most of my life, but have converted to Norse Paganism. I have a sense of belonging and have truly found myself in this religion. I have been practicing for 7 months and am dedicated to it. I wear the Hammer of Thor, Odins Knot and a Pentacle around my neck and never take it off.


Anonymous January 31, 2014 at 7:23 pm

The man I married and had two children with is very into it. So much so we named our babies Freya and Odin.


randi March 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I cannot find the meaning to this symbol I found in my Norse myths book. Any ideas??
Email me a


Thorolf December 9, 2013 at 11:53 pm

Odin, chief of the Norse gods, learned the secrets of goddess magick (not easily – he gave up an eye and hung from the World Tree for a really long time), but in so doing, he brought about the twilight of the male gods (Gotterdamerung), because they became divorced from their female roots. This symbol, a male version (four spiral spokes instead of three) of the triskelion, represents masculine magickal power. It is a symbol for Norse magick.


Jennifer October 30, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Yes- but we must appease the gods of SEO, in order for people to find what they need. And everyone searches for “Norse.” :)


BlazedUp May 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Well i’ll be honest, History points out that Norse Mythology had quite an influence on other nations such as germany and sweden, after all, my people (Germans) were mostly barbarians and vikings at the time.


jericho June 7, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Hmm. Nice to know i share a little blood with vikings. Now I’m even prouder of my German blood.


carlos May 22, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I have a symbol that i need identfied. it is a circle with a fork going thru the center of it the fork is pointing down if that means anything. it was given to me and cant find the symbol anywhere yet.


Jennifer May 24, 2012 at 2:02 am

Hi Carlos, do you have a picture?


Tristan Legler May 21, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I was born and forced to be a Lutheran untill 4years ago when I was 13 I finally told people that I fallowed a different god than my family, I was drawn to Thor scense I could talk even tho I didn’t know who I was fallowing yet but then my dad told me he was interested in Asatrü and so I got books from him on it and Asatrü has fit me like my own skin. The only problem I have is I don’t know anyone around me that is Asatrü I live in a suburb of Minneapolis, MN anyone live near me? The only person I know besides me is my friend joe that I “enlightened” to Asatrü. :) (:


Kevin Anderson March 1, 2012 at 1:26 am

Thanks SymbolicDictionary.Net ! You helped with the research I’m doing for my tattoo. A full back peace of Mjolnir with my last name in Norse runes! Will send a pic when it’s done. And remember the old Norse saying HURRY TO MEET DEATH BEFORE YOUR PLACE IS TAKEN!


God January 17, 2012 at 7:22 am

Simon, you’re a disgrace to true scandinavians and people who not only represent the culture/religion, but people who actually tattoo these things on their bodies not only because they want to “follow” a religion. I personally think religion itself is a joke and I would never tattoo something on my body if it wasn’t suppose to be. I suggest you get a valknot next and understand the true meaning of what it is to be a norseman.


Anonymous December 4, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Can you enlighten me about this? I am truly interested in what you
Have to say. If you wouldn’t mind talking with me. If you’d like my
Email just let me know. I have been interested and drAwn my whole life.
I am mostly Norwegian and can trace back to Vikings (blush)
But it does fill me with pride :) it’s something I’ve always been interested in and now my son as well. He’s 17. We haven’t been in the us long. Maybe two
Three generations. Anyway, I would just love to speak with someone
Who truly knows what it is to be.. What is in our blood and hearts. And to know where you came from is to know something of who you are. I’m amber by the way. And if you have time and don’t mind please find my on Facebook amber eaves early tx Little blonde girl in photo with a black tshirt. So you can find me. If you hate fb as many do lmk and I would be happy to send you my email. Amber


Jordan Sheehan January 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I have been looking for a religion that i would want to be apart of so i am i Norse i wear a Mjolnir and i know almost all the prayers. I love this religion and stand strong for it and always will.
-All hail Odin


J. Wolf W. December 20, 2011 at 2:21 am

Det er veldig irriterende når folk tror de bare kan Åsatru uten skikkelig anstendig. Jeg selv er minst 50%, men jeg har ennå ikke deltatt i noen møter, men da fordi jeg bor i en veldig kristen by. Men deltar på samlinger ikke er nødvendig. Være av Norse anstendig er nødvendig.


heathen December 5, 2011 at 8:22 am

let the world hear the words once more……
“save us lord from the wrath of the norsemen”


Simon Manlove June 18, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I have just discovered the religion and instantly liked it so I now wear a Mjolnir pendant, out of all religions I have encountered and read about this one “Nordic paganism” is the one for me


Mike Enockson March 26, 2011 at 1:13 pm

I found a symbol on-line but lost it. It’s the Norse symbol representing “Strength, Courage and Loyalty”. Is anyone familiar with this symbol or how I can find it? Thanks.


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James July 21, 2010 at 5:19 pm

I’m looking for a multi-body snake or serpent the has the meaning of eternal youth or Divine Eternal Youth. I believe it’s Norse but I could be wrong. I came accross it years ago in a book and can’t find it now. Any help would be great..Thank you


Rj Hughes November 6, 2009 at 11:05 am

This is great Norse Mythology has been a big part of my life since age 6. I love the symbols and i’ve got tattoos of Odin’s Horn, Thunder Cross, Mjolnir, and the Wolf’s cross it was painful but worth it on my back is a tattoo of Fenrir the Wolf and I look forward to a tattoo of Thor


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