This shirt is adorned with symbolism from Nordic folklore. Featured on the front is a depiction of Widar, also known as ‘the Avenging Son’ wearing a winged helmet. Behind Widar there is a Black Sun rising from a Triangle.
The back of this shirt reads a poem: “At the Centre of the Tree, the Black Sun shines, tho’ few can see: Through the Triangle shall come Widar – The Avenging Son!” This poem is based on the story of the Avenging Son. The story tells about Widar (son of Odin and the jötunn Gríðr) who avenged his father’s death by killing the wolf Fenrir at Ragnarök, a conflict which he is described as surviving.
Together with the poem other symbolism is featured on the back-print of this shirt. Above the poem there is a depiction of two heavily fortified boots in combination with the (ᛉ) Algiz rune, and on the bottom another Black Sun.
Algiz is the tree-rune. While the roots of the tree may be devoured by serpents and wolves, the younger generations, represented by the leaves, the trunk and the branches will always overcome the obstacles on their path and kill that which threatens the health of the tree. The boots are in reference to the story of Widar killing Fenrir by placing his fortified shoe(s) in the lower jaw of the wolf while grabbing his upper jaw in one hand and tearing his mouth apart, killing it. By killing the wolf, Widar keeps the wolf from destroying the cosmos, and the cosmos can thereafter be restored.
This shirt is made of a thick, heavy cotton, but it’s still soft. And the double stitching on the neckline and sleeves add more durability.
• 100% ringspun cotton
• 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center