Red Sofa Norse Code Earrings (XX)
Description and photos from Red Sofa:
“Norse Code post earrings
xx pair of sterling silver twig studs
dark oxidized patina
The inspiration behind this set of earrings is loosely based on the ancient Runic script.
We have inherited our knowledge of the magical and divinatory powers of Runes from Norse mythology.
The name derives from a root run- (Gothic runa), meaning: secret, whisper.
The Rune symbols are letters from runic alphabets used to write Germanic and Scandinavian languages long before the adoption of the Latin alphabet
Historically, the Runic script developed from Old Italic alphabets of antiquity such as Raetic, Etruscan and Old Latin.
In Norse mythology, the Runes are attributed with the power to bring that which is dead to life, and thus Odin recounts a spell:
“I know a twelfth one if I see, up in a tree,
A dangling corpse in a noose,
I can so carve and color the runes,
That the man walks, And talks with me.”
Spells & Whispers collection designed in collaboration with Ovate http://www.etsy.com/shop/Ovate “