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Detachable Helm of Awe Talisman Necklace

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This Premium Necklace is from our Handcrafted Old Gods Line and features 2 interchangeable runes. Made of Steel, this  Necklace is built to last.

  • Metal: Steel
  • Includes: Pendant Necklace, and 2 interchangeable runes (1 gold, 1 silver)

Meant to strike fear in the hearts of their enemies, the Helm of Awe ("Aegishjalmr") is linked with the power of the serpents, paralyzing their prey with their venom before striking in for the devastating kill. In its simplest form, the Helm of Awe is made up of what appears to be a combination of four younger M-Runes and older Z-Runes, however, the symbol tends to change depending on its complexity.

A powerful and protective symbol, the purpose of the Helm of Awe is primarily for defense against illness and disease. It is often mentioned in Nordic culture as a symbol worn between the eyes to induce fright in enemies.

The Helm of Awe was derived from the god of the ocean, Jotunheim, Aegir. Jotunheim was the land of the frost giants, one of the nine realms. The Helm of Awe makes its introduction in the Poetic Edda when the dragon Fafnir claimed that his invincibility was because he wore the symbol. 

The Helm of Awe is linked with the Asatru religion along with the Triquetra and the Valknut. The Asatru religion is a modern-day version of the ancient Norse beliefs. 1973 was the year of the revival of this ancient religion. Living a life of Asatru means adhering to the nine virtues of the Asatru: Courage, Truth, Honor, Fidelity, Hospitality, Discipline, Industriousness, Autonomy, and Perseverance.

Outside of its relation to the Asatru religion, in Norse history, women would often draw the Helm of Awe symbol between their eyes for safety, usually with either blood or spit. The symbol was also popularly drawn on the insides of helmets so that they would rest between the eyes. This gives the warriors luck during battle.