In Norse mythology, Gjallarbrú, also known as the "Gjöll Bridge" or the "Bridge of Gjallar," is a bridge that plays a significant role in the afterlife and the realm of the dead. It is mentioned in various Old Norse texts, most notably in the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda, where its importance is highlighted in the context of the journey to the land of the dead, Helheim. Gjallarbrú is described as a majestic and golden bridge that spans the river Gjöll (Gjallar), which separates the land of the living from Helheim, the realm of the dead. It acts as a passage or a threshold between the two worlds. At the entrance to Gjallarbrú stands a guardian named Móðguðr (Modgud), often described as a giantess or a fearsome female being. She ensures that only the souls of the dead who are meant to enter Helheim can cross the bridge. Gjallarbrú serves as a prominent feature in the journey of souls to the afterlife. Those who are destined for Helheim must cross this bridge to reach their final destination. It is believed that the bridge may shake or make noises when certain individuals or creatures attempt to cross it, symbolizing the seriousness of the transition from life to death. Helheim, the realm on the other side of Gjallarbrú, is the abode of the dead who did not die in battle but died of old age or illness. It is ruled by the goddess Hel, who is often depicted as half alive and half dead. Gjallarbrú is sometimes compared to Bifröst, the rainbow bridge that connects Midgard (the realm of humans) to Asgard (the realm of the gods). While Bifröst is a symbol of connection between the realms of gods and humans, Gjallarbrú serves as a link between the realms of the living and the dead. Gjallarbrú, like many elements in Norse mythology, underscores the importance of transition and the separation between the realms of the living and the dead. It reflects the belief that life and death are interconnected, and it serves as a powerful symbol of the afterlife journey.
Acrylic prints add depth and impact to any artwork. Built to last and guaranteed to add an element of sophistication to any space, these are lightweight, shatterproof, and temperature-resistant, making them easy to mount on your walls. They are made from high-quality materials, can maintain their vibrant colors and crisp details for years.
The crystal-clear acrylic prints are approximately 4mm /0.15" thick and feature straight-cut corners for a sleek and modern finish.
Transparent background is not supported, and the background color will be white if no color information is provided. This ensures that the images are showcased in the best possible way, with vibrant colors and enhanced detail.
We include hanging hardware with screws for easy installation. With a screw hole in each corner, regardless of format, the center of the hole is positioned approximately 14mm /0.55" from each edge in each corner. The screw hole diameter is 8mm /0.31", and the diameter of the head of the screw is 15mm /0.6".
Sizes may vary slightly by region. For the US and Canada, the measurement is in inches, while for the rest of the world, it is in centimeters.
It is printed and shipped on demand. No minimums are required.