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Nordic Mascot with Helmet of Awe ( Ægishjálmur )

Nordic Mascot with Helmet of Awe ( Ægishjálmur )

Magic bag with ægishjálmur (helmet of fright)

Magic bag with ægishjálmur (helmet of fright)

Vikings Drakkar, with Helmet of Awe Ægishjálmur

Vikings Drakkar, with Helmet of Awe Ægishjálmur

Nordic Mascot with Helmet of Awe ( Ægishjálmur )

Nordic Mascot with Helmet of Awe ( Ægishjálmur )

Vikings ship, Drakkar. Helmet of awe. Woodsburning.

Vikings ship, Drakkar. Helmet of awe. Woodsburning.

Ægishjálmur Sleep Thorn for deep sleep

Ægishjálmur Sleep Thorn for deep sleep

Norse shamanism. The name “völva” means simply “woman with a staff”. The staff, in Norse also called “gandur” (refer to the English word “wand”), was a symbol of power and, like in this case, control of the supernatural. The bishop’s crozier, the king’s sceptre and the magician’s magic wand are relics from this special kind of symbolism. The Norse word “gandur” means both wand and magic in modern Faroese and Icelandic.

Norse shamanism. The name “völva” means simply “woman with a staff”. The staff, in Norse also called “gandur” (refer to the English word “wand”), was a symbol of power and, like in this case, control of the supernatural. The bishop’s crozier, the king’s sceptre and the magician’s magic wand are relics from this special kind of symbolism. The Norse word “gandur” means both wand and magic in modern Faroese and Icelandic.

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