Freya recognizes the warrior inside every woman. The runic shield design was inspired by Viking warrior shield maidens and their ruling goddess Freya. Long-believed a myth, recent discoveries have proven that these female warriors played a powerful role in Viking society. This modern celebration of women’s strength is symbolized by the Viking runic symbols carved into each shield. Each symbol represents the qualities women manifest in their modern role as defenders and advocates. Freya jewelry serves as talismans to summon those qualities.