These sigil patches are hand-stitched with red satin thread on black aida fabric, measuring 4" x 4"
The Vegvisir is a beautifully intricate sigil, steeped in historical significance.
Translated from Icelandic, it means "road guide" and is used as a runic compass during traveling. The Huld manuscript tells us that ���if this sign is carried, one will never lose one�۪s way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known.�
The Vegvisir can serve as a protective talisman during travel, or during ritual journeys so one may find their way safely back.
"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."
Originally stamped between the brows of Nordic warriors during battle, the Aegishjalmr was used as a traditional sigil to ensure victory. After placing it on their forehead, they would recite: ̠gishj��lm er ̩g ber milli br̼na m̩r! (I bear the helm of awe between my brows!)
While most believe the Aegishjalmr was used to strike fear in the hearts of the enemy, it can also be said that it instilled courage and confidence in the men who bore the symbol to fight with honor and for glory.
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