Helm of Awe Earrings
Helm of Awe Earrings. Odin Norse Viking Jewelry.
The Helm of Awe was known as the Ægishjálmr, pronounced ‘Eye-gis-hiowlm-er’ by the ancient Norsemen. The Helm of Awe is one of the most mysterious, but captivating, symbols in Viking culture. Ægishjálmr was a symbol of protection that was meant to ward off all forms of danger. The symbol was commonly drawn on the forehead in blood or saliva; it is comprised of eight tridents that stick out from a central point to bring about a circular formation.