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This wall-mounted relief is just over two feet long from its dragon-headed prow to its curled tail. It has been designed as a display for my Mini Myth Collection® and can accommodate 18-20 figures with room to spare but can also be hung as a standalone sculpture or as a shelf for reasonably light items.


In celebration of our ninth year in business, this best of ships can now be enhanced with an optional handcrafted sail fashioned in bold red/white or blue/white striped canvas hoisted onto a walnut mast and adorned with a weathervane hand-gilded in 23-karat gold leaf and emblazoned with a coiled serpent and wolf. A bracket for hanging directly on the wall is also incorporated.


EDITION SIZE:  Limited to 125 numbered pieces. Each piece is hand signed and comes with a numbered brass plaque on the back.



The Story Behind Skíðblaðnir:

This ship was built by a trio of famous dwarven smiths known as the Sons of Ivaldi. This they did as part of a competition with a pair of rival smiths named Brokkr and Eitri (the ones who made Mjolnir among other things.) The competition was cunningly orchestrated by Loki as a way to get himself out of trouble for having cut off the hair of Thor’s wife, Sif.


Both rival teams labored to create three magical gifts for the gods and the gods so gifted would judge them on their cunning and magical crafting ability. Ivaldi’s Sons gifted Skíðblaðnir to the Vanir god, Freyr, the son of Njordr, who proclaimed it a wonderful creation. The most amazing thing about Skíðblaðnir was that, when not in use, it could be folded like a cloth down to a tiny size and placed in his pouch. When unfolded, it was large enough to carry all the Aesir gods.


Details about the Sail and Mast:

The sail is fashioned in bold stripes of red/white or blue/white, colors that were popular during the Viking Age. Nordic looms were not generally sized to produce cloth wide enough for a sail, so long strips were woven and then these strips were sewn together to make a piece of fabric wide enough for a sail.


A weathervane proudly adorns the mast of this piece. Weathervanes of the period were considered symbols of extremely high status and were almost always made of copper gilded in gold. Our weathervane is hand-gilded in 23-karat gold leaf. Possibly reserved for nobles, ship weathervanes may have served as guideons during attacks to denote the Jarl’s ship in the formation.



To celebrate the studios’ ninth anniversary, customers who purchase Skíðblaðnir and/or its bold new sail by March 8 at 11:59 p.m. EST will also get a double entry for that order in the March 9, 2024 drawing for a chance to win Loyalty Loot. Visit the drawing page for details. To learn about Loyalty Loot, click the button at the bottom of any page.



NOTE: This listing is for the Skíðblaðnir wall relief (and optional sail) only. Mini Myths are shown only to demonstrate size and use as a display. Mini Myths are available separately.




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©2016-2024 Aric Jorn & Aric Jorn Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved. This is an original design by Aric Jorn and as its creator I (Aric Jorn) retain all rights. I am always open to working with other makers and artists and my designs have been licensed for that purpose. So, if you are interested in incorporating (whole or in part) this or any of my designs into a product, artwork or for any other purpose, please contact me first to make arrangements and come to an agreement. Failure to take this step will result in immediate legal action.


  • NOTE: Due to needs of the production process, Skíðblaðnir will ship in March or April 2024 depending on the weather in Michigan. All orders ship U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail. If you need to receive your order by a certain date or need it to ship differently, please contact me prior to ordering.


    INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: We ship all over the world. If the site says you cannot order this piece because of where you are located, please contact me and I will be happy to put together a shipping quote for you. Please be advised that shipping costs do not include any import fees/taxes/VAT that your country may impose upon you, so additional charges may be placed on your shipment over which I have no control.

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