I am occasionally frustrated by the lack of a single clear symbol for Vanatru suitable for a pendant. Heathenism in general is represented in jewelry by a Mjolnir (Hammer of Thor), a Valknot (more specific to Odinspeople in my circles), or occasionally an Ægishjálmr (Helm of Awe) . Other bindrunes and Viking-era art are popular, especially if they depict one of the gods, but they’re not just to represent Heathenry itself, they’re references to specific needs or dedications.
But the Valknot and Mjolnir both belong to the Aesir, not the Vanir. While amber and gold are both strongly associated with Freyja, they’re also just generally beloved of Heathens, and non-Heathens don’t necessarily recognize their presence as a symbol at all.
Perhaps the most appropriate symbol for the Vanir would be the knotwork boar some folks use, but that’s also used for Celtic stuff – not that I mind the mix, but it’s not a clear message to wear it.
There are pendants out there based on the classic Freyr statue and depictions of Freyja, but those tend to be worn by people dedicated specifically to the individual deity, rather than the Vanir as a group, or with a Vanatru focus.
I do have my own jewelry to honor the Vanir, but very little that a stranger could identify me as Vanatru by. This frustrates me when I go to do Jail Ministry as a Heathen Gythia, but feel wearing a Mjolnir pendant would be misrepresenting myself.
What would make a suitable symbol for Vanatru?