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Helm of Awe Aegishjalmr Cuffed Beanie

Ægishjálmur, or the Helm of Awe, is believed to possess powerful qualities of protection against evil or injustice. Warriors would paint the stave on their heads and was used to induce fear in their enemies’ hearts and prevail in battle. In the Fáfnismál poem of the Poetic Edda, the formidable dragon Fáfnir uses the stave to defend his treasure from enemies. 

Looking at the symbol, one can easily imagine eight arms or tridents reaching out from a central point and shielding it. The arms bear the appearance of the Maðr rune (Latin M or Mannaz) in the Younger Fuþark, or the Elgr rune (Latin Z or Algiz) in the Elder Fuþark. The Maðr represents man or humanity, while the latter an elk whose horns stand for courage, power, and defending oneself against predators.

A snug, form-fitting beanie. It's not only a great head-warming piece but a staple accessory in anyone's wardrobe.

100% Turbo Acrylic
12" in length
Unisex style

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