The raven banner (Old Norse: hrafnsmerki; Middle English: hravenlandeye) was a flag, possibly totemic in nature, flown by various Viking chieftains and other Scandinavian rulers during the 9th, 10th and 11th centuries. The flag, as depicted in Norse artwork, was roughly triangular, with a rounded outside edge on which there hung a series of tabs or tassels. It bore a resemblance to ornately carved "weather-vanes" used aboard Viking longships. Scholars conjecture that the raven flag was a…
DETAILS : Has one hole at the top so it can be hung in your kitchen. Features a rooster weather vane with the bright sun above the rooster. Really lovely condition--has only been hung up and never used as a cutting board.
Archaeologists have discovered bronze Viking weather vanes from the 9th century. They have an unusual quadrant shape, usually surmounted by an animal or creature from Norse fable. They were commonly used on Viking ships, and were also popular on Scandinavian churches. These weather vanes can be seen even today in Sweden and Norway.
The raven banner was a flag, possibly totemic in nature, flown by various Viking chieftains and other Scandinavian rulers during the ninth, tenth and eleventh centuries A.D. It bore a resemblance to ornately carved weather-vanes used aboard Viking longships.