Helm of Awe patch

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Helm of Awe patch

The popular Helm of Awe has been turned into a beautiful hand crafted sew on patch.

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

Size - 4" / 10cm