"Viking ship "candel holder with rune symbols ( Annual Feasts Of The SS Family — The Yearly Cycle )!!!!!
The Lebensrune or "life rune" was based on the Algiz rune and was used by the Lebensborn e. V., the SS body responsible for the Lebensborn programme which supported the "racially, biologically, and hereditarily valuable families" of SS members and other "Aryans". This interpretation of the "man" rune is not based on List, but it occurs as early as the 1920s in the literature of Germanic mysticism, and it came to be widely used within the NSDAP and Nazi Germany, e.g. in official prescriptions for the various uniforms of the Sturmabteilung. The Yr rune came to be seen as the "life rune" inverted and interpreted as "death rune" (Todesrune) During the World War II era, these two runes (ᛉ for "born", ᛦ for "died") came to be used in obituaries and on tomb stones as marking birth and death dates, replacing asterisk and cross symbols (* for "born", † for "died") conventionally used in this context in Germany.
The Todesrune is the inverted version of the Lebensrune or "life rune". It was based on the ᛦ or Yr rune, which originally meant "yew".It was used by the SS to represent death on documents and grave markers in place of the more conventional † symbol used for such purposes.
Very beautiful Nazi era reservistika wooden made candle holder with life Algiz and death YR rune representing a viking drakkar. It has place to hold 4 candles and it's done in 2 pieces: ship itself and a base. All done from the same wood and hand carved. These items were bought or given as a gift between SS men or people who had pagan faith and it was very common during the III Reich. Yr rune represented death or war end and Algiz represented life and births. Used in different moments during the daily life of the Germans.
The whole figure is in very good condition.
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