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Helm of Awe

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Helm of Awe

Aegishjalmur, also called Ægishjálmur is an ancient protective talisman of the Norse ---but the true nature of its magic has many interpretations. In icelandic sagas it can be found to confer power and dominance in conflict. To instill fear in one's enemies and to conquer fear in one's own mind. And while its literal translation is "Terror Helm", it is believed that it was never actually a helm, but rather something worn impressed or imprinted upon the forehead.

The Helm of Awe (Old Norse Ægishjálmr, pronounced “EYE-gis-hiowlm-er”) is one of the most mysterious and powerful symbols in Norse mythology. Just looking at its form, without any prior knowledge of what that form symbolizes, is enough to inspire awe and fear: eight arms that look like spiked tridents radiate out from a central point, as if defending that central point by going on the offensive against any and all hostile forces that surround it.

Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains straight lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Religious Symbols.

Helm of Awe is part of the Runic Alphabet group.

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