This piece measures roughly 15.5 x 9.25 inches and is made of beautiful pine.
Hand engraved, stained black ebony and adorned with a naturally harvested elk jawbone. All the bones used here at Oreamnos Oddities are found within the landscape and each is individually cleaned by the store owner. We never buy bones to re-sell which means our stock is always limited due to natural sourcing.
The edges of this piece have been routed out to give it a beautiful finish. The jawbone is wire wrapped in place and will never loosen from the wood. I have hand painted within the engraving to make the sigil more pronounced.
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