The symbol of the North - the axe
When Christianity came to the Nordic countries with the cross as a symbol, the author Östen Kjellman explains in his history work The ancient custom, the Nordic peoples had their own - Thor's hammer or yxan.
Out in Europe and the world, our ancestors were known and remembered for their axes (and their looting, of course). The 10th-century Arabic writer Ibn Fadlan wrote of the northerners: 'Each one carries an axe, a knife and a sword'. "The axe-wielding barbarians" read another statement from around 1100, by the Byzantine princess Anna Komnena.
If you go even further back in time, you will find many rock carvings from the Bronze Age depicting our ancestors with their beloved axes at the ready.
The axe was a symbol used on weapons, seals and banners. It was a symbol of leadership, power and self-determination. It was a symbol of strength.
So let this beautiful, unadorned axe charm in all its simplicity help you to remember the strength within you. It's always bigger than you think.