Handcrafted Helm of Awe Coiled Serpent Band - Sterling Silver
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Genuine handcrafted 925 Sterling Silver Fafnir dragon ring engraved with Elder runes and with a Helm of Awe rune shield held within the serpent's coils. The Helm of Awe rune has a small red gemstone embedded in its center and another gemstone at the ring band end. This ring is smoothly polished on the inside for comfortable wear, and comes in a variety of sizes. For more information on how to accurately measure your finger size, please refer to our Ring Sizing Guide image in the photo slideshow.
The Norse legend of Fafnir, son of the dwarf king Hreidmar, started with Loki, Odin, and Hoenir accidentally killing Fafnir’s shape-shifting brother Otr during the hunt who had the appearance of an otter at the time. Furious, the dwarves requested a ransom to be paid by filling the otter’s skin with gold. This task fell to Loki, who played a trick on the dwarves by filling the skin with cursed gold that brought the death of whoever possessed it. Upon receiving the ransom, Fafnir felt immense greed and he killed his father to get all of it for himself. He carried the gold into the wilderness, where he turned into a dragon – a symbol of greed and eternal guardian of treasure. Fafnir was well regarded among Norse, and warriors often wore his sigil, the Helm of Awe, to garner the dragon’s strength and tenacity in battle.
The Helm of Awe, also known as Aegishjalmur or Viking Compass, is a mysterious and powerful symbol in Norse mythology. Described in one of the poems in the Poetic Edda, this symbol was worn by the terrifying guardian dragon of cursed treasure known as Fafnir. In the poem, much of Fafnir’s strength and invincibility is attributed to this symbol worn between his brows, and many Norse warriors would follow in his stead wearing this symbol to grant them the dragon’s ferocity. In addition to the legend, each arm of the Helm of Awe resembles the Old Norse Z rune, which symbolized protection and victory in battle.
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Material: 925 Sterling Silver
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