This box measures 17 x 7 x 5.5 inches and is made of a beautiful pine. 100% handmade here at Oreamnos Oddities. We only have one of these available. Hand engraved and stained a beautiful black ebony. We left this lidless to be used for organization be it for ritual tools, household items or to simply sit on an existing shelf. Boxes like this can be utilized in so many ways!
Adorned with a beautiful vegvisir and Ægishjálmr.
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. 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
A vegvísir (Icelandic 'sign post' or 'wayfinder') 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).
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"