Viking Dragon Ring
Viking Dragon Ring
Viking Dragon Ring
Raven Ring - Sterling Silver-Viking Caulking
Raven Ring - Sterling Silver-Viking Caulking
Viking Dragon Ring
Raven Ring - Sterling Silver-Viking Caulking

Raven Ring - Sterling Silver

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Nordic/Viking/Celtic Knot Dragon Ring (Band) made of stainless steel with metal color.

The dragon is a famous mythical creature normally portrayed as a flying, serpent-like reptile with magical or mystical properties. Even though dragon-like creatures are a common legend across different cultures around the globe, each community has their own perspective of the magical creatures.

For instance, dragons in the Eastern cultures such as Chinese are usually perceived as benign and divine, as a symbol of the primal forces that govern nature and the universe and also great sources of knowledge and wisdom. On the other hand, Western dragons such as in Europe and other cultures around Asia, for example, the ancient Persian Empire portray dragons as malicious spirits, representing evil supernatural forces that are naturally harmful to humanity.

According to Germanic and Norse cultures, dragons are “Lindworms”, a variation of the popular serpentine creatures called wyvern found in many legends. Dragons were portrayed as gigantic snake-like creatures, sometimes with legs, wings or both. Most commonly, however, they were depicted as more of monstrous serpents than traditional dragons.

In legends and myths, lindworms were generally viewed as a symbol of evil, bad omen and were often the culprit in case of communal disasters such as the disappearance of livestock. Lindworms are specifically greedy beings living in caves or underground dens where they hoard and protect their treasure.

Germanic and Norse storytellers often used lindworms to put the spotlight on people whose greed had transformed them into being evil and malevolent. The creature is the representation of the ugliness of the sins of the subject. For example, in the Legends of Jormugand, he was so greedy he ended up growing to the length of the earth. Another, more famous legend is that of Fanfir, a human who murdered his father just so that he could inherit his possessions and he ended up living in a cave and turning into a dragon to protect his treasure.

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