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The Valknutr is a This symbol consisting of three interlinked triangles. The symbol can be drawn either as three distinct triangles or as a single twisted band (“unicursal”). The name comes from the same source as valkyrie – the Norse word valr, fallen warriors.

The Valknut is the “Knot of the Slain” because Odin’s followers tend to die violent deaths. Odin’s followers don’t die violent deaths because of the Valknut. They die violent deaths because they follow Odin, and the only way to get into Odin’s hall, Valhalla, is to die in battle.

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three Christian kings

English: Odin, Thor and Freyr or three Christian kings on the 12th century Skog church tapestry.
Svenska: En framställning av Oden, Tor och Frej på bonaden från Skog i Hälsingland. 1000-talets slut eller omkring 1100.
Date Late 11th century or early 12th century
 
Source "Svenska konstskatter. Från äldsta tider till 1900-talets början", page 17, published by Bokförlaget Forum, Stockholm, 1949. ISBN 9928860475
 
Author Photographer unknown, not credited