Woden Zip-up Hoodie
Collaboration with the extremely talented artist @thesaxonstoryteller whose work creates bespoke and conceptual designs based upon archaeological finds and figures from Anglo-Saxon and Norse mythology and history.
This interpretative design is based on a gilt-bronze buckle from grave D3 dated to the 6th century AD, found at the Anglo-Saxon cemetery of Finglesham, Kent. The naked figure displayed on the buckle is proposed to represent the god Woden (Old Norse: Óðinn). However it may also represent an individual who is a practitioner or priest of a cult associated with Woden, as the figure is shown holding two spears and wearing a bird ornamented headdress similar to the "Dancing warrior" figures found on the early 7th century Sutton Hoo helmet, as well as the 6th-7th century cast bronze dies found at the Torslunda parish on the Swedish island, Öland.