Norse Aegishjalmur Helm of Awe Pendant

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  • Material: 100% Sterling silver
  • 1 inch diameter
  • Item number: wh395

The Vikings were renowned warriors, fearless and awe-inspiring. Medieval accounts tell of a powerful symbol – the Aeishjalmr - that was marked on their 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 possess magic that would empower the warriors and make them invincible. 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."

The symbol itself - and this necklace - is a perfect graphic representation of that: Eight pitchfork-like tridents with all 24 points facing outward creating an impenetrable defensive barrier to defend the inner central circle.

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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