Scirius Vulgaris (Squirrel Earrings)
Scirius Vulgaris (Squirrel Earrings) by Kredah Design | Norwegian Jewelry
This cute little critter is often seen here in Norway.
In Norse Mythology there was a squirrel named Ratatosk. He ran up and down the world tree Yggdrasil, carrying messages between the eagle/rooster/falcon Vidofnir in the top of the tree and the serpent Nidhogg who dwells beneath the tree roots. A poem in Norwegian:
Ratatoskr heitir ikorni,
er renna skal
at aski Yggdrasils;
hann skal ofan bera
ok segia Niðhöggvi niðr.
Weight 1,43 g (pair)
Dimension 10x9 mm
Material 925 silver (smooth or matte finish)
The squirrels are all hand-cut
Handmade in Norway