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Hugin and Munin with Ægir's helmet

Itemno. 06-386-40

$141

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Description:

Dimensions: 22mm x 48mm
Weight: 18 grams.
max 3mm leather cord for the pendant.

In the verse from the older Edda, Grímnismál, verse 20.

Hugin and Munin fly every day
above the earth's surface.
I'm scared of Hugin
that more ’he does not come;
however, I am more afraid of Munin..”

According to the saga left Odin's ravens, Hugin and Munin, him only to gather information about the news, which they immediately passed on to him.
The raven god could foretell the end of the Vikings' battles.
They had a raven symbol on their war flags. Fluttering the raven's wings, it meant victory.
Hang they relax down, they had to prepare for defeat.

  • In the forehead of this pendant is Ægir's helmet.

The Vikings called this important symbol (Ægishjálmr or Aegishjalmur) translated into modern Danish, it means "the awe-inspiring helmet" or "Ægir's helmet". king was angry and commanded silence.

The first time we become acquainted with Ægir's helmet is in the poetic Edda. Here is described Fafner who is a deformed and mighty dragon whose blood is poisonous. The dragon jealously guards a large treasure, and is claimed to have invincible powers, which it got from Ægir's helmet. Fafner is eventually killed by the hero Sigurd Fafnersbane with the sword Gram. Then Sigurd steals Ægir's helmet from the dragon.

The verse reads as follows:
Ægirshjelm is honored
I carried in front of men of sons
In defense of my treasure
among all, I was strong alone
I thought to myself
I find no power that can match my own.


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