Vegvisir and Ægishjalmur pocket amulet

Vegvisir and Ægishjalmur pocket amulet

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Vegvisir and Ægishjálmur pocket amulets cut in 4mm brass. 53 mm diameter. Let this be your daily EDC companion! Only 10 pieces available.

A vegvísir is an Icelandic magical stave intended to help the bearer find their way through rough weather. “if this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known".

The vegvísir is often confused to be a Viking symbol. There is no evidence of this though since the sources where it’s mentioned were collected eight centuries after the end of the Viking Age.

Ægishjálmr, pronounced “EYE-gis-hiowlm-er”) or ‘the Helm of Awe’ 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. This helm of awe was originally a kind of sphere of magical power to strike fear into the enemy. It was associated with the power of serpents to paralyze their prey before striking (hence, the connection with Fáfnir). The helm of awe as described in the manuscript [the Galdrabók] is a power, centered in the pineal gland and emanating from it and the eyes.