The Valknut comes from Olde Norse word. Three interlocking triangles.
The Valknut is one of the most intriguing symbols that the Norse people have left behind.
The name comprises of two root words, ‘valr’ which means ‘slain warrior’ and ‘knut’, which is rather more easily decipherable as ‘knot’. Thus, the Valknut is the ‘Knot of the Slain Warrior’.
This ancient symbol is associated with the god Odin of Norse mythology. Odin was the ruler of all of the Norse gods and also the Norsemen’s god of war and of death.
Warriors who lost their lives in battle earned themselves a place in the grand hall overseen by Odin, Valhalla (Hall of the Slain) and became his adopted sons.
Fact, ‘valr’ is the source of the English word ‘valour’ which we associate with great deeds of brave individuals.