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The Helm of Awe

In Vikings, Symbols by Skjalden

The Helm of Awe or The Helm of Terror (Old Norse: Ægishjálmr) is probably one of the most recognized Icelandic symbols, and according to Norse lore, anyone who wears this …

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Origin of the Vegvisir Symbol

In Symbols by Skjalden

What is the origin of the Vegvisir symbol (Icelandic: Vegvísir ), and how old is it? Can we find it depicted in the ancient caves of Scandinavia, in manuscripts, or …