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Spirit Ship Buttons

Spirit Ship Buttons

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Longships were boats used by the Vikings and Saxons.. They were the epitome of Viking power and high in their admiration of material possessions. It was common in Viking society for kings to be buried under a long burial mound in a ship with rich possessions. The Viking Oseberg ship burial in Norway and the Anglo Saxon longship of Sutton Hoo in England are both good examples. Viking peoples of Scandinavia left pictographs or petroglyphs of ships in places they visited. The ship also symbolized the ships that carried them to the other worlds, and the dead were sometimes buried in their ships, in the earth, or burned, the “spirit ships" carrying the dead to the other shores.
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Since 1972 Quick Silver Mint has been creating authentic handmade medallions, available through their catalog and at festivals throughout the United States. Now the designs are available here as buttons. An understanding of the symbols may inspire you and enhance your journey of self-discovery. Each has its origin in ancient stone carvings, pottery, or other artifacts and many were inspired by myth and legend. We have spent over 30 years researching and creating magical jewelry based on symbols from around the world. We are very proud to mint over 100 designs. If you want to learn