Viking Helm of Awe and Dragon Head engraved onto a Live Edge Wood Slice
This Viking Dragon Head backed with the Helm of Awe is engraved into locally sourced mountain cedar. To further protect it, a clear coat is added.
The approximate size is 8.5" x 8" x 1.5".
It can be used as altar decor or wall art, and for an additional fee, a stand can be included.
The Ægishjálmr (pronounced “EYE-gis-hiowlm-er”), more commonly known as the Helm of Awe, is one of the most powerful and enigmatic symbols in Norse mythology. Its unique form brings forth a sense of awe and intimidation, with eight radiating arms resembling tridents that appear to be on the attack against any and all adversaries that surround it.
This dragonhead is believed to be a powerful form of protection; protecting ships and crew from danger and attempting to ward off evil spirits, both on land and at sea. According to ancient Icelandic law code Grágás, the dragonhead was removed from the ship when the Vikings returned to their homestead, as a sign of respect to the spirits of their native land.