At a few points in history, the Vikings had met the religion of Islam and incorporated some of their cultures into their lives, from mentioning of Allah to their style of doing other things. This sterling silver ring is a representation of those historic moments with an amber gemstone and cultural carvings imbued within the main stone. The two-headed bird represents the physical world on one side and on the other the divine powers etched on the side plates.
If the name looks like an anagram of something rather familiar, you’re not mistaken – this is one of the main sources that William Shakespeare used for Hamlet. It’s a legend from Viking Denmark, based on a cast of royal characters who lived several hundred years earlier. Just as in Shakespeare’s play, Amleth’s uncle kills his father and marries his mother; Amleth feigns madness as a way of coping with his terrible predicament, and he is sent to England by his wicked uncle in a thwarted attempt to have him murdered. The Viking version doesn’t include any love interest, and the plot is less complex than Shakespeare’s. However, there are comical scenes featuring humorous word-play, which possibly inspired the great playwright.
Metals Type: Silver
Metal Stamp: 925,Sterling
Main Stone: Amber
Item Weight: 18 G
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