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"I bear the helm of awe"

The Warrior's Stave is known by many names: The Helm of Awe... The Warrior's Helm... and even the Helm of Terror. In Icelandic, it is referred to as Ægishjálmur or Aegishjalmur. 

  • solid copper
  • 1.25" (3.2 cm) diameter
  • 1/8" thick
  • double sided Warrior's Stave design (same design on both sides)
  • also available as a necklace

There is ancient history to the stave, wherein the Fáfnismál, one of the poems in the Poetic Edda, the havoc-wreaking dragon Fafnir attributes much of his apparent invincibility to his use of the Helm of Awe:

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.

This interpretation is confirmed by a spell called “There is a Simple Helm of Awe Working” in the collection of Icelandic folktales collected by the great Jón Árnason in the nineteenth century. The spell reads:

Make a helm of awe in lead, press the lead sign between the eyebrows, and speak the formula:
Ægishjálm er ég ber
milli brúna mér!
I bear the helm of awe
between my brows!

If you are daring enough to try, we hope that this spell will help you press through challenges and cross into newer horizons.

Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Ministry of Spells. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent dragon attacks.

Designed and engraved by Woody Maringer. Learn more about our artists.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Ed C.
Hlem of Awe

Nice "coin," but a bit bigger would be even better!

Jen G.
Made incredibly well!

Loved mine so much I got one for each of my boys along with just a few (haha) other items. Will be shopping again soon! The quality is fantastic and intricately designed.

Very nice

It’s built solid. Can you make it bigger and heavier?

Patrick G.
Love it

Packaging was fantastic and the coin looks amazing. Currently sits just. My woodshop and will forever. Love it

Andrew B.

Nice and heavy

Helm of Awe Copper Coin - Aegishjalmur - Warrior's Stave Viking Coinage | Shire Post Mint Gifts
Helm of Awe Copper Coin - Aegishjalmur - Warrior's Stave Viking Coinage Sale price$17.00