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Aegishjalmarr (also known as Aegishelm)


In Norse mythology, Aegishjalmarr was the helmet of Fafnir, often referred to as the fear-helm or the Helm of Dread. After Sigurd killed the mighty dragon, he and Regin cooked his heart on a spit. Sigurd tasted the blood of the dragon's heart, which granted him the ability to understand the birds. They warned him that Regin meant to betray him and take the treasure for himself, so Sigurd killed Regin. He took Regin's sword Ridill and then plundered Fafnir's treasure taking two chests of gold, the sword Hrotti, a golden coat of mail, and the Aegishjalmarr. The story of Fafnir's death is told in the Fafnismol (The Ballad of Fafnir), and the Saga of the Volsungs.

Armor, Helmet, Mythology, Norse


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