Runes -- a Norse tshirt
This t-shirt features a design called Aegishjalmr, the Helm of Awe or Helm of Terror. Its purpose was to 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 tee for those who feel Viking blood in their veins and take pride in their Scandinavian heritage.
Soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. Comfortable and flattering for both men and women.
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
The Male model is wearing a size M. He's 6.2 feet (190 cm) tall, chest circumference 37.7" (96 cm), waist circumference 33.4" (85 cm).
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