Helm of Awe Valknut Pendant With Celtic Knots and Runes

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  • Materials: 100% Sterling Silver
  • Overall size (to outer edges): More than 1-1/8 diameter (31mm)
  • Size of circle: 7/8 inch diameter (22mm)
  • Item number: wh139

Its unique shape is one of the things that gives this pendant its powerful look: Crenellations around the outer edge bring to mind castles, weapons and armor. There's one for each of the eight forks that define the helm of awe, and each bears a runic symbol.

At the center of the pendant is a Valknut symbol, the honorable “knot of slain warriors'. Surrounding the Valknut is the Aeishjalmr, or Helm of Awe, with its eight tridents pointing outward in defense of the center. A wreath of Celtic knots encircles the Aeishjalmr and helps give the pendant the look of a medal

The symbols and detailing is all done in relief with a darkened oxidized background to visually set them off. The subtly concave-shaped back of the pendant is also decorated, with a hammered finish.

The Vikings were renowned warriors, fearless and awe-inspiring. Medieval accounts tell of a powerful symbol – the Aeishjalmr - that was marked on warriors' foreheads before going into battle. The word 'Aegishjalmr' is rooted in Norse mythology and is made up of 'Aegis' or Shield, and 'Hjalmr' or Helm, which in this case means a position of control, as in the helm of a ship. The Helm of Awe was said to have magic that would empower the warriors with invincibility. An epic poem of that age relates how:
“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.”

We wanted to give our customers a way of personalizing their pendants, but many of the pieces in our store are textured on the backside, have an uneven surface, or a design on all sides, making it impossible to engrave them.

Our solution to this problem was to offer engravable charms that you can add onto any necklace. They are small, about 1/2" wide (12 mm) and come with free engraving on the front side (backside engraving is available for an additional charge).

We currently only have these in two shapes (a heart or circle), but will be adding more as time goes on. The charms are also engraved in-house and custom fit with findings to match your pendant.

You can choose engravable charm options right on the product page of any pendant. Below are a few photographs of charms we've made for customers in the past, along with their pendants.

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