Silver 925 Helm of Awe Viking Axe Pendant
This viking axe pendant is made from Sterling Silver (925) and measures approx. 1-1/2" (37mm) long by 1" (25mm) at widest point. It comes on a leather necklace cord and delivered in a free velvet pouch.
The axe is probably the most characteristic weapon of the Vikings and was more than just a weapon they played an important role in Viking culture as symbols of status.
The Helm of Awe is a type of rune stave and a magical spell of protection used by early Vikings. According to a number of legends, this apotropaic (protective) symbol was intended to confer invincibility in the wearer or instill fear in one’s enemies. Today, it is used as a charm of protection and an emblem of identification by Asatru believers.