Steinn Sigurðsson - Ægishjálmur

Ægishjálmur is one of the old Norse `magic' runes. 500 years ago being caught inscribing it would have lead to an early and painful death. It is in legend a potent symbol of personal protection and displaying it is moderately trendy in Iceland.

The runes are linked to the old pagan worship of Ásatrú. The Icelandic Ásatrú Association is probably the authoritative source on such. Nice folks, if a bit weird. You can buy trendy rune pendants here (I have no association with this business just thought I'd include a random link).

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