Viking Mjolnir with Odin, Helm of Awe & Odin’s Ravens Pendant Necklace
$22.95 – $24.95
|SYMBOL||Helm of Awe, Huginn & Muninn Ravens, Odin|
|PENDANT SIZE||1 ¾” x 1 ⅝” (46 mm x 43 mm)|
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- Aegishjalmur (Helm of Awe)
- Huginn and Muninn Ravens
- Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer)
- Size Guide
Aegishjalmur (Helm of Awe), Huginn and Muninn Ravens, Odin
Antique Copper Plated, Antique Silver Plated, Zinc Alloy
1 ¾" x 1 ⅝" (46 mm x 43 mm)
Odin is the highest Nordic god of the Æsir dynasty, the god of war and warriors, the god of wisdom, power, poetry, and magic. He was married to the goddess Frigg and father to Thor. All three gods were worshiped in the Uppsala Temple. Together with Freya, he led fallen warriors at Valhalla. In Germanic mythology, he is also known as Wuotan/Wōtan. Baldur, besides Thor, was also a very beautiful son of Odin – extremely popular and admired by the gods for such rare qualities as subtlety and delicacy, died as a result of the intrigue of a jealous and insidious Loki. Another son, Thor, was considered to be the second most important god of northern Germans, next to Odin. Mythology also mentions younger sons: Widar and Wali, who were to rule after the death of Odin and Thor.
One of the nicknames of Odin is Yggr or Ygg (Terrible). This nickname is a part of Yggdrasil’s name referring to “Tree of Life”, which included Asgard, Midgard, Utgard, and Hel. Odin’s attributes are raven, wolf, and spear. He has two ravens, Huginn and Muninn, and two wolves, Geri and Freki. Odin sits on the throne of Hlidskjalf, from which you can see everything that happens in nine worlds. Myths suggest that Odin has often changed his physical form. The images depict him mostly as a well-built middle-aged man with long, curly hair and a long, thick beard. One of Odin’s eye socket is empty after he gave his eye for the water from the source of wisdom.
Odin’s spear – Gungnir – brought victory to the side on which it fought in a battle. The Draupnir ring was a sign of abundance and wealth. Odin owes its performance to the dwarfs Sindri and Brokk. In a gesture of despair, he threw a ring at the funeral pyre of his son Baldr, who later returned it from Helheim through Hermod.
Odin’s symbol is a cross placed in a circle, known as the sun cross, and three triangles joined together to form a symbol of fallen warriors – Valknut.
Aegishjalmur (Helm of Awe)
The Helm of Awe (Aegishjalmur) is one of the most mysterious and powerful symbols in Norse mythology. The very appearance of this symbol is frightening. The shield is supposed to protect its owner, no matter what. Eight arms ended with a modified Elhaz rune (which in itself is protective) gives the power to capture the energy around us. By passing it through triple accumulators, they increase its power and lead it to the center, reflecting with increased power (reflecting from the circle located in the center of the symbol). The increased energy, pushed outwards, increases its strength once again (again passing through the amplifying element), to finally reach its source. Therefore, woe to our enemies who want to attack us on a physical or mental level. Why? Let’s say that someone wishes us wrong. Energy hits our environment. The Aegishjalmur catches it, intensifies, reflects, intensifies again and throws it at the sender. The symbol was also tattooed on the forehead (in the place of the third eye).
There is also an interpretation that the Aegishjalmur is 9 Scandinavian mythological worlds – 8 outer worlds and our human Midgard at the center. Based on this theory, this symbol could also be interpreted as a balance between all states of consciousness. Following this lead, we can also recognize that the Aegishjalmur is also a protection against uninvited guests from the immaterial world and their interference with us and our surroundings.
Huginn and Muninn Ravens
Huginn and Muninn (“Thought” and “Memory”) are twin ravens from Norse mythology. They are the servants of the god Odin. According to the legend, they are sent every morning to collect news, then return to Odin at dusk. Every evening they report on events from all over the world – they whisper these messages into Odin’s ear.
Ravens and crows are not a happy sign in general. In most cultures, these birds are a symbol of disaster, war, or disease – they have often been seen flying over the battlefield or feeding on the fallen. Despite these negative traits, people have also seen the extraordinary intelligence of ravens – birds that often symbolize messengers (or news), as in the case of the Huginn and Muninn ravens.
Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer)
Thor’s Hammer or Mjolnir is undoubtedly one of the most famous objects in popular culture. It has become so popular mainly due to the huge success of the Avengers series. However, as it is often the case with pop-cut films, the image shown there differs significantly from the one presented in the source materials.
Thor’s Hammer’s story is depicted in Norse mythology, and the stories of his miraculous feats go back thousands of years. The name Mjolnir comes from the proto-Germanic *meldunjaz and can now be interpreted as “grinder” or “crusher”.
In Norse mythology, Mjolnir is mentioned as one of Thor’s three valuable possessions, next to the belt that doubles his power and iron gloves. There is also information that after Thor’s death (who will die in Ragnarok), his hammer will inherit his sons: Modi and Magni.
How did Thor’s Hammer come into being? Loki put on his head with Sindri and his brother Brokkr that they will not be able to create more beautiful objects than Ivaldi’s sons (dwarfs that created valuable things for the gods: Odin’s Gungnir spear and Freya’s Skíðblaðnir’s boat). Although Loki tries to interfere with them, the dwarfs create Gullinbursti, a wild boar for Freya, Draupnir, a golden ring for Odin, which reproduces nine times a day, and Mjolnir for Thor. Loki manages to avoid payment by claiming that the dwarfs would have to cut his neck to pick up his head, which was not the subject of the bet. Thor’s Hammer is described as the weapon that Thor could hit as hard as he wanted, which, when thrown, always returned to his hand and which he could easily hide in his pocket if necessary.