925 solid Sterling Silver Aegishjalmur Helm of Awe Norse Viking pendant
Category: Norse Viking
925 solid sterling silver
Height (including bail): 40 mm / 1.57″
Width: 30 mm / 1.18″
Weight: 6.7 grams / 0.236 oz
Bail width: 4 mm / 0.15″
Because our products are handcrafted,
all weights and measurements are approximate and may
(very slightly) vary from the listed information.
This item will be sent in a padded envelop,
in a protective gift pouch.
Symbolism of Aegishjalmur / Helm of Awe:
The Helm of Awe, a type of rune stave,
is a magical spell of protection used by early Vikings.
According to a number of legends, this apotropaic (protective) symbol,
when worn between the eyes, was intended to confer invincibility
in the wearer or instill fear in one’s enemies.
The earliest mention of the Aegishajalmur, helm of awe is in the Eddas,
although pictorial representations only date from around medieval times.
Today, it is used as a charm of protection
and an emblem of identification by Asatru believers.