Runes -- a Norse mug
This mug features a design called Aegishjalmr, the Helm of Awe or Helm of Terror. Its purpose was create fear, protect warriors in battle, and help them to victory. The runes on this tee are Icelandic.
In the Volsunga Saga, after Sigurd slays the dragon Fafnir he takes the Helm of Awe from the dragon's hoard.
From the Poetic Edda:
The Helm of Awe
I wore before the sons of men
In defense of my treasure;
Amongst all, I alone was strong,
I thought to myself,
For I found no power a match for my own.
Here's a basic introduction to runes by an instructor of Nordic Studies at the University of Colorado:
A perfect mug for those who feel Viking blood in their veins and take pride in their Scandinavian heritage.
Yggdrasill, the Viking Tree of Life, in a shaded green rendering of Celtic knotwork. Makes a very stylish mug.This high quality 11oz. ceramic black mug has a premium hard coat that provides crisp and vibrant color reproduction sure to last for years. Perfect for all hot & cold beverages.
• High Gloss + Premium Black Finish
• ORCA Coating
• Dishwasher and Microwave Safe
• 3.8″H x 3.8″W x 3.3″D
• 10.3″ Circumference