- Val and Knut, translated to Knot of the Slain, i.e. the symbol of Einherjer, or those dedicated to be Slain to enter Valhall (Hall of the Slain). Those marked with the Valknut dedicate themselves to a worthy death in struggle, in order to be chosen and "adopted" by Odin. It is, in a way a symbol of self sacrifice, for a greater version of self - an immortal, chosen, son of a god. Ascension is the root of the cult of Odin. Progress and sacrifice of self, for self, through struggle.