As such a strong, bold looking symbol, it is strange that we have no real understanding of it.
Its name has been forged from the old Norse word "valr", meaning "slain warriors" and "knut", meaning knot.
It is a symbol of three interlocking triangles, which scholars have proposed a variety of explanations for. some have associated it with the god Odin, and it has been compared to the three-horned symbol found on the 9th-century Snoldelev Stone, to which it may be related. The valknut is occasionally used in modern popular culture and is associated with heathenry.