This lovely altar amulet is created from Devon Alder wood and features the Vegvísir Symbol.

We are blessed to be guardians of a small woodland in Devon and this grid is made from English Alder from an old tree which went over last year. Alder Wood encourages journeys, self confidence, bravery, and spiritual growth. Alder was revered by our ancestors as being almost human as when alder is freshly cut the wood goes a deep red colour almost like blood! It is also the elementals tree and the green leaves and bark were traditionally used to dye fabrics green. The piece has then been lightly waxed with our own natural beeswax, olive oil and lavender hand-blended wax and given a little polish. Size approx 15cm / 6".

Alder being a sacred Celtic tree we have also burnt the Ogham symbol of fern on the back for extra energy and protection. 

The Vegvisir is a Norse protection symbol, often called the Viking Compass or Runic Compass. It is a guidepost or direction sign for those journeying and can be found among other places in the 17th century Icelandic grimoire called Galdrabók (‘magic book’). Vegvísir was drawn on one’s forehead with blood to prevent a person from getting lost. 

All our handmade items are created and infused with love, positive intentions and a little magic )0(

Wooden Altar Amulet on English Alder Wood with Vegvísir Symbol

£17.00Price

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