|Author||: William Van Zyl|
|Publisher||: Five House Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 10|
|Rating||: 4/5 ( Downloads)|
Download or read book Vegvisir - Viking Compass and Kristi Kors: A Tale of Rescue. written by William Van Zyl and published by Five House Publishing. This book was released on 2023-10-29 with total page 10 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Have you ever found yourself in a life-or-death situation? Have you stood at a crossroads in your life, unsure of which path to take? Do you battle with despondency and mental health challenges? Has a grim health diagnosis left you reeling? Perhaps you've had to make a significant sacrifice? The Vikings possessed a remarkable symbol known as the Runic Cross, a variation of the Vegvisir, resembling a compass. This emblem served as a source of guidance and protection, intricately etched onto stones or rings, transforming it into a potent talisman. The Vegvisir, also called the runic compass or the Viking compass/Nordic compass, incorporated eight Viking rune staves, symbolising both protection and guidance. Vikings are believed to have relied on this unique symbol as a compass during their journeys. In Iceland, "vegvisir" translates to 'Wayfinder' and 'Signpost.' Also, I'd like to touch upon the Viking Sunstone, a practical navigation tool that indicated the sun's location when it was obscured from view, offering invaluable assistance to seafarers. My fascination with all things Viking leads me to draw intriguing comparisons between the Vegvisir and the Cross, adding an element of fun to the exploration.