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Luna Ignis Hand Forged Viking Sorceress Volva Staff With Labradorite
The Volva is the traditional iron staff of the viking sorceress! Archeologists have found examples in burial mounds. Traditionally 4.5 feet high and set with a troll cross and crown so you can attach fetishes, skulls, feathers and anything you like!
A Völva was a woman in the Viking age who practiced magic, known as Seidr (in old Norse seiðr), the word Seidr literally means ”to bind”. A Völva often had a very special role within the society and would often have close ties with the leaders of her clan. You could call a Völva/Vǫlva a spiritual leader or healer. A man could also practice Seidr, and he would be known as a Seer, but that was very rare.
The staff was very important to the Völva, her staff was actually so important to her that the word Völva probably means staff or wand carrier. The magic (Seidr/Seiðr) of the Völva was both feared and hated by the Church, in fact, the Church banned the use of staffs and wands, the use of magic and the heathen altars. The practice of heathendom or the use of magic was punished by death, and the Church would show no mercy to anyone who got caught.
The people were afraid of a Völva because she possessed a lot of power and the knowledge of magic. A Völva would not always live a long life, the practice of magic was dangerous and moving back and forth between dimensions/realms, had many unforeseen consequences. But her death could also be caused by her own clan if they did not like her prophesies.
55 inches high.
The staff has been stamped on all sides with the spiral goddess sigil and the Dagaz and Berkano runes.
The twisted monochromatic shaft represents the light and the dark, and the twisting changing nature of magick. The Troll Cross is a heathen and norse symbol of protection based on the Othala rune.
A crystal has been set in the volva and the power of the crystal sphere’s metaphysical properties lends its own power also to this ritual weapon.
Unique hand forged heirloom quality volva by our pagan blacksmith. Paul is a practitioner of traditional witchcraft and ceremonial magick.
Iron is sacred to Mars.
The Tubal Cain mythos also has iron as a tool of our will and apostasy, Yahweh after the expulsion from Eden told Adam and Eve they would have to scrabble among the thorns for their food... But Tubal Cain, 7th son of Cain had other ideas and discovered the working of iron and became the first blacksmith. To the Tubal Cain currents of witchcraft iron is therefore a tool of our will.
In Traditional English cottage witchcraft the Fae Folk are scared of iron and therefore iron tools can be used to protect against or control the Fae.
Each of Paul's volvas are unique. There is no plan beforehand, the volva is allowed to manifest as it wills, Paul just helps it along.