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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.

Whether you're drinking your morning coffee, evening tea, or something in between – this mug's for you! It's sturdy and glossy with a vivid print that'll withstand the microwave and dishwasher.

• Ceramic
• Dishwasher and microwave safe
• White and glossy

Yggdrasill, the Viking Tree of Life, in a shaded green rendering of Celtic knotwork. Comes on a mug, t-shirt, tote bag, and as a poster.

Runes -- a Norse mug

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