Helm of Awe Copper Coin - Aegishjalmur - Warrior's Stave Viking Coinage
"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
- 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.
We also make this coin as a necklace if you are prone to losing things while in battle or at sea. CLICK HERE to see it!
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.
Don't get me wrong, love the coin. Even though copper is good choice. What would make this coin really shine would be if it was made of Bronze. :)
It’s in my regular EDC rotation with my Vegvisir. Love them both.
Very nice coin has a great weight. And pairs well with any edc
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