Linked to both Freyr and Frejya, the boar is traditionally associated with protection from harm. As an warriors’ symbol, its body often formed the crest on helmets representing a potent sign of protection and ferocity in battle. The Wild Boar is the mightiest of the totem amimals of the Vanir. The Boar first taught mankind the arts of agriculture by showing us how to plough the Earth before “sowing” seeds by rooting up the ground with his tusks.