Embroidered velcro patch. The Valknut (pronounced “VAL-knoot”) is one of the most widely-discussed yet enigmatic of all of the Norse mythological symbols. It appears on several runestones and pictorial memorial stones from the Viking Age on the Swedish island of Gotland, as well as on artefacts from the Oseberg burial mound in Norway. The enigma of this symbol is its real meaning. Valknut is a modern day name meaning “knot of those fallen in battle” and was introduced by inhabitants of present day Norway long after the Viking Age.
Futhark is the name for the magical symbols, runes, that make up an alphabet used in the Scandinavian countries before the adoptions of the Latin alphabet. According to the Norse mythology it was god Odin who gained the knowledge of runes.