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Faux Leather Costume Cuirass

This Viking cuirass is adjustable for multiple sizes and is built with shoulder buckles and rivets on the front and back. The emblem on the front features two dragons and the Helm of Awe.

  • Vegan-friendly Leather
  • Size Adjustable Straps
  • Handmade molded clasps
  • See picture for Size Dimensions

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.