Vegvisir/Ægishjálmr altar cloth

This altar cloth is made from ethically sourced deer hide. See my photos for size reference.

All of my altar cloths are heavily distressed due to the tanning process.

I burn all of the designs into the hide by hand.

Photos don't give the burning justice and when viewed in person the burning looks like a bronze paint. All of the cloths are deep black.

This cloth is adorned with a vegvisir and Ægishjálmr. Use this cloth for rune storage, to drape over your altar or for a carrying case to take your ritual tools with you outdoors.

 

A vegvísir (Icelandic 'sign post' or 'wayfinder' lit 'way wiser') is an Icelandic magical stave intended to help the bearer find their way through rough weather. The symbol is attested in the Huld Manuscript, collected in Iceland by Geir Vigfusson in 1880 (but consisting of material of earlier origin).[1]

A leaf of the manuscript provides an image of the vegvísir, gives its name, and, in prose, declares that "if this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known"

The Helm of Awe or Helm of Terror (Icelandic: Ægishjálmr, Old Norse Œgishjalmr) is an Icelandic magical stave. A physical object called "Helm of Terror" is referenced as one item Sigurd takes from the dragon Fafnir's hoard after he slays him in Völsunga saga.[1] Stanza 16 of Fáfnismál in the Poetic Edda also mentions:

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.

Vegvisir/Ægishjálmr altar cloth

$39.95
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Vegvisir/Ægishjálmr altar cloth

$39.95
$39.95

This altar cloth is made from ethically sourced deer hide. See my photos for size reference.

All of my altar cloths are heavily distressed due to the tanning process.

I burn all of the designs into the hide by hand.

Photos don't give the burning justice and when viewed in person the burning looks like a bronze paint. All of the cloths are deep black.

This cloth is adorned with a vegvisir and Ægishjálmr. Use this cloth for rune storage, to drape over your altar or for a carrying case to take your ritual tools with you outdoors.

 

A vegvísir (Icelandic 'sign post' or 'wayfinder' lit 'way wiser') is an Icelandic magical stave intended to help the bearer find their way through rough weather. The symbol is attested in the Huld Manuscript, collected in Iceland by Geir Vigfusson in 1880 (but consisting of material of earlier origin).[1]

A leaf of the manuscript provides an image of the vegvísir, gives its name, and, in prose, declares that "if this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known"

The Helm of Awe or Helm of Terror (Icelandic: Ægishjálmr, Old Norse Œgishjalmr) is an Icelandic magical stave. A physical object called "Helm of Terror" is referenced as one item Sigurd takes from the dragon Fafnir's hoard after he slays him in Völsunga saga.[1] Stanza 16 of Fáfnismál in the Poetic Edda also mentions:

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.