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Friday, July 22nd, 2005, 09:08 AM
According to tradition, the Aegishjalmur "helm of awe" was worn over the forehead, scratched or drawn on the inside of one's helmet. Its purpose is protection and "irresistibility" in battle (as in the Borg's, "Resistance is futile.").

The Vegvisir "runic compass" will help prevent one from getting lost.

Gapaldur and Ginfaxi were traditionally used in "glima", viking wrestling, but are also valid for combat of any nature. The charms historically were carried in one's shoes or drawn on one's feet.

Odin's Illusionary Rune was used to make the bearer invisible or shape shift, such as the Viking berzerkers who took on the form, strength, and courage of bears in battle.

Hraethigaldur and Ottastafur "terror staves" would be carried over one's breast, so consider putting them in a pocket or perhaps scratched onto dog tags.

Svefnthorn "sleep thorn" will aid one in sleeping under the most adverse conditions. Lay it under the pillow or bed. It will also put someone else to sleep.