Draugr Head Ornament
We are really happy to share Max from Great Ash Forge’s latest creation from his smithy inspired by the mystical Draugr.
The Draugr are known through the myths and folklore of all the Nordic countries as creatures who live on after death. There are certain similarities between Draugr and the modern day zombies but rather than shambling around groaning, they had some form of intelligence and seemed intent on killing man and beast.
The Draugr will often guard hoards of treasure or rise to hunt down those who have wronged them in life and it is said they appear from the grave in a wisp of smoke, with the scent of death. In literature, it is said there is a difference between land and sea Draug’s but all seem to agree that Draugr are able to increase their size and have incredible strength. In the Eyrbyggja saga, the Draugr or Thorolf grew to the size of an ox and any birds that landed on his grave died instantly.
Choose between the standalone figure or the figure with its own helmet.
Material & Make
This item has been hand forged in England from steel at the Great Ash Forge smithy. For anyone not familiar with the forging process, this has been created entirely with fire, a hammer and an anvil.
All Max's raw materials are sourced in the UK
As these pieces are hand made, there may be slight variations from the product picture.
About The Artist
Max aka Great Ash Forge is a blacksmith with a keen interest in Nordic history. When he is not studying to gain further knowledge of his craft, he creates a variety of cool bits made from metal for Northern Fire which you can view here.
Size & Dimensions
Length: 12.5 cm