On a 21 inch Viking necklace of semi precious stones is the Helm of Awe the Norse symbol of personal protection and a symbol that when displayed struck fear into their enemies!
In ancient days, the Helm of Awe was a Viking symbol for protection that was hammered into a pendant, drawn inside the helmet or painted in blood onto the forehead of Vikings to protect them from disease, illness, abuse of power and to induce terror into their enemies. If this symbol was surround by ancient runes, as is our pendant, then its power was considered enormous. The Norse spiritual beliefs were so entwined with their everyday lives that these men and women believed these glyphs and runes truly carried magical power that influenced every aspect of their lives! Their culture was such that there was no separation of religion from everyday events.
So here upon a 21 inch necklace of nuggets, rounds, faceted and polished semi precious stones of tiger eye, rust carnelian, white quartz, crackle and lemon quartz is a pewter pendant of runes surrounding the Helm of Awe symbol. The pendant measures a full one inch in diameter and is remarkably detailed. This Viking necklace is finished with a silver plate lobster claw clasp.