Svefnthorn deer vertebra hanger
Svefnthorn deer vertebra hanger
Svefnthorn deer vertebra hanger
Svefnthorn deer vertebra hanger

Svefnthorn deer vertebra hanger

$29.95 Sale price

This piece measures 5.5 x 3.5 inches.

Made of solid pine and adorned with a deer vertebra. On the backing of the hanger it is hand engraved with a Sleep Thorn stave. All of the wood working at Oreamnos Oddities is done by hand and from scratch.

All bones used are hand harvested while hiking. Each is individually cleaned by hand and ethically sourced by the store owner. No harsh chemicals are used during the cleaning process. While this makes our bones limited it makes it so all of our items are created with good intention.

 

The Svefnthorn (Old Norse svefnþorn, “sleep thorn,” pronounced “SVEFN-thorn”) is a symbol that features in several of the Norse sagas and in folkloric magical formulas recorded long after the Viking Age.

Its visual form, when described or depicted at all, varies considerably from source to source. Unlike most ancient Norse symbols, it doesn’t seem to have had any one definitive shape. There are also significant differences in how one would go about applying the Svefnthorn to someone, as well as the exact effects that the Svefnthorn would bring about once applied. “This sign would be carved on oak and laid under the head of the one who is supposed to sleep so that he can not awaken until it is taken away.” That is only one example of how this stave was used.