A fylgja helps the smith Weland get his revenge.  Panel from the Auzon rune casket, made of whalebone, 8th century.  Located in the British Museum.
Center figure- she is set apart by the swan maiden rune, the eolhsecg, frequently used to denote valkyries or fylgjur.  At the left she is giving Weland the beer he needs to seduce his enemy’s daughter.  On the right, Weland escapes by transforming into a bird.
A fylgja is a familiar spirit, the embodiment of a person’s soul, in animal form or appearing as a female ancestor.  Even in animal form, the fylgja is always female.  When appearing as an animal, she is recognizable because she has her charge’s eyes.

A fylgja helps the smith Weland get his revenge.  Panel from the Auzon rune casket, made of whalebone, 8th century.  Located in the British Museum.

Center figure- she is set apart by the swan maiden rune, the eolhsecg, frequently used to denote valkyries or fylgjur.  At the left she is giving Weland the beer he needs to seduce his enemy’s daughter.  On the right, Weland escapes by transforming into a bird.

A fylgja is a familiar spirit, the embodiment of a person’s soul, in animal form or appearing as a female ancestor.  Even in animal form, the fylgja is always female.  When appearing as an animal, she is recognizable because she has her charge’s eyes.

Notes

  1. ofmagicandice reblogged this from sagenundlegenden
  2. nordic-tales reblogged this from sagenundlegenden
  3. harpyfeathers reblogged this from sagenundlegenden
  4. loyaltyismightierthanfire reblogged this from seamofconsciousness
  5. chucrutypilsen reblogged this from seamofconsciousness
  6. joachimmurat reblogged this from guthbrand
  7. jesterontheheath reblogged this from guthbrand
  8. rs2-bots-free-blogspot-com reblogged this from sagenundlegenden
  9. nihtern reblogged this from myprivatehell-en
  10. myprivatehell-en reblogged this from norsevikingqueen
  11. marlinspikeafterdark reblogged this from bad-mojo
  12. bad-mojo reblogged this from guthbrand
  13. mythosandpathos reblogged this from sagenundlegenden
  14. traipsingtheergosphere reblogged this from heathentemple
  15. norsevikingqueen reblogged this from froybot
  16. froybot reblogged this from sagenundlegenden
  17. goddess29 reblogged this from heathentemple
  18. obscurus-nox reblogged this from heathentemple
  19. hedgerider reblogged this from heathentemple
  20. heathentemple reblogged this from sagenundlegenden
  21. ipalindromei reblogged this from sagenundlegenden
  22. sagenundlegenden posted this