Not only are these creatures magical for all of us growing up with Santa in our lives, but caribou are such gorgeous gentle creatures. When camping in Iceland, we came across a lone caribou out in a lush green field. He was calm, and curious, and we simply watched him eating, and lounging for a while. On his back sits the Icelandic symbol called the Helm of Awe (easily confused with a snowflake). This is one of the most well known of the Icelandic staves. The Helm of Awe, named “ægishjálmr” is said to make your foes powerless against you. This symbol also makes the wearer courageous, and helps them overcome people with over-bearing natures. It’s a popular symbol to be used on a talisman tattoo…I can see one in my future.