Fangs of Steel
Pewter Viking Berserker Wolf Pendant
Sharp eyes, sharp wits, and sharp teeth have made the wolf a force to be reckoned with since before men had words. Men found their words and the wolf has been revered in the ancient myths of our great ancestors ever since.
The legends of the Norse said that the berserker rage of a warrior could change his form into that of a wolf, foaming at the mouth and immune to sword and flame. Once transformed, this snarling wolf tore all who were unfortunate enough to be in his way to bloody shreds. To be a wolf was high praise in a world were the strong were the only ones left standing on battlefields soaked in blood and ash.
Wolves were not only welcome in the domain of men. The Norse god Odin gave his food to his ravenous wolves Geri and Freki, for he could subsist on mead alone. Odin's son Loki, the God of Mischief, spawned a monstrous wolf named Fenris who swallowed Odin but was killed when his jaws were wrenched open by Thor's brother Vithar. The Vikings believed that at the end of time the ever powerful wolf would devour the sun and the moon.
The mighty Romans shared the Vikings awe of the wolf. Romulus and Remus, sons of the god of war Mars and the founders of Rome, would have died as infants without the aid of the wolf. To the Romans, the wolf was a symbol of the God of War. Like the Vikings, Roman soldiers thought of themselves as raging wolves; vicious warriors.
In Greek myth, Zeus turned King Lycaon into a wolf as a punishment for a grisly human sacrifice.
The great cultures understood the deadly prowess of the wolf, and they also respected it deeply. In Athens, the great first democracy, they accorded the wolf a special honor; any man who killed a wolf had to pay for its funeral.
Indeed, the wolf is man's most respected and feared animal, and now, more than ever, a man with true might, courage, and cunning is rightly feared...a wolf among sheep!
Proudly made in the USA and Canada. Guaranteed for life.
Our highly-detailed pendant captures the wolf as he is when fighting for his survival or for the fortunes of his pack. The pendant is cast in lead-free pewter and is 1" x 1" and about two quarters thick (0.14"). It is strung with an 18-inch black leather cord (2-mm thick) or whatever length you request. The lobster-style stainless steel clasp is the easiest one to use that we could find; we wear what we make. Each pendant comes in a black velvet pouch and includes a poem card insert.
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