I posted Vegvisir on Wednesday, 13 June, 2018

Vegvisir
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Vegvisir

I wanted to see my own take on the Vegvísir, an Icelandic symbol also called a “Nordic Compass”.

After a lot of work my favorite part was the underlying rough line work. So I kept that and scrapped the rest.

I will probably make more attempts drawing this symbol. Read up on it studying mythology, folklore, and symbolism when I was a kid, then forgot about it until it started cropping up in my life recently. This will do for a start though.

All I know for sure about the Vegvísir is this description from the 19th Century Huld manuscript.

Carry this sign with you and you won’t get lost in storms or bad weather, even though in unfamiliar surrounds.

Who wouldn’t like that?

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