Helm of Awe Cuff
Handmade adjustable cuff etched with the Helm of Awe.
Helm of Awe (Icelandic: Ægishjálmr, Old Norse Œgishjalmr) - The Helm of Awe is one of the most well know and powerful Norse symbols; and often represents strength and protection. It is believed that warriors would paint the symbol on their foreheads before battle, with the intention of striking fear into the hearts of their opponents.
The arms of the symbol appear to be made up of the rune Algiz, often symbolising protection and prevailing over one's enemies.
In Fáfnismál (Poetic Edda poem), the dragon Fafnir attributes much of his power and apparent invincibility to the "Helm of Awe", a physical object which Sigurd takes from the dragons lair after he slays Fafnir in the Volsunga Saga (Saga of the Volsungs).
The Helm of Awe
I wore before the sons of men
In defense of my treasure;
Amongst all, I alone was strong,
I thought to myself,
For I found no power a match for my own.
Fáfnismál: Stanza 16
- Material: Copper, Brass and Steel
- Helm of Awe
Although these cuffs are adjustable, different sizes are available.
Small: 14cm (approx 5.5 inches) metal length plus up to 2.5cm (1 inch gap)
Standard: 16cm (approx 6.3 inches) metal length plus up to 2.5cm (1 inch gap)
Large: 18cm (approx 7 inches) metal length plus up to 2.5cm (1 inch gap)
Extra Large: 20cm (approx 7.9 inches) metal length plus up to 2.5cm (1 inch gap)
All our jewelry is handmade in the U.K using the highest quality material available. Please be aware that it is all handmade to order by our local jeweller so there is a production time once the order has been placed.