In Norse mythology, the four stags or harts (male red deer) eat among the branches of the World Tree Yggdrasill. According to the Poetic Edda, the stags crane their necks upward to chomp at the branches. Poetic Edda is the modern attribution for an unnamed collection of Old Norse anonymous poems, which is different from the Edda written by Snorri Sturluson. Several versions exist, all primarily of text from the Icelandic medieval manuscript known as the Codex Regius. The Codex Regius is arguably the most important extant source on Norse mythology and Germanic heroic legends. From the early 19th century onwards, it has had a powerful influence on later Scandinavian literatures.
This one is, known as Duraþrór "Thriving Slumber". The Aquaprase stone here has the most brown of any of the stag pendant stones. This one looks like a tree hidden so deep in the forest with the bark all exposed because the harsh winter snow couldn’t even reach it.
These 4 aspects of mythology and folklore are sometimes referred to as the the 4 directions on a compass or the 4 elements of the earth. Either way, their story is unique in itself.
*This necklace hangs on a 22 inch long chain. It features a unique and rare Aquaprase stone with a faceted black onyx. As well as a sterling silver casted antler and cedar branch.