A set of 4 coasters on oak with Norse Helm of Awe design. Finished with Danish Oil
Helm of Awe
The Helm of Awe is mentioned mythologically in Norse poems such as the Poetic Edda. The poem called Fáfnismál tells of the havoc-wreaking dragon Fafnir whose powers come from the symbol of the Helm of Awe:
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.
Approx. 100mm Dia 10mm thick (grade A) Oak Veneer.
Due to the nature of wood, finish may vary.
Oak has been considered sacred by just about every culture that has encountered the tree, but it was held in particular esteem by the Celts because of its size, longevity, and nutritious acorns. The oak was the "King of Trees" in a grove. Magick wands were made of its wood. Oak galls, known as Serpent Eggs, were used in magickal charms. Acorns gathered at night held the greatest fertility powers. The Druids and Priestesses listened to the rustling oak leaves and the wrens in the trees for divinatory messages. Burning oak leaves purifies the atmosphere. It can be used in spells for protection, strength, success and stability; the different varieties will lend their own special 'flavour' to the magic.