helmet It is a concept that, as detailed in the dictionary of Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ), refers to the sector of armors which, in ancient times, protected the face and the head of the user. The helmet, in this sense, was formed by different components, such as the headpiece and the visor.
In colloquial language, the helmet is usually linked to helmet . The need to cover the head in battle he made the ancestors of the helmet appear thousands of years ago. Over time, the device was mutating its format.
Some helmets, for example, left the nose exposed. Others, on the other hand, covered the entire face and head. It is important to mention that the helms also seek to cause fear in the adversary: that is why they used to be ornamented with animals or have forms sharp .
He nasal helmet It was characterized by having an extension that protected the center of the face, including the nose. He great helmet or cube helmet On the other hand, it was very popular during the Crusades : it only had small holes for the mouth and eyes .
At the beginning of XV century the closed helmet . As the name implies, I didn't have openings , but had a visor that could go up and down. This helmet also had a boat to protect the jaws and neck.
Both in the fiction as in mythology, the helmet has had enough prominence over several centuries, as can be seen in the following examples:
* Perseus, a Greek demigod, son of Zeus and Danae, stole the helmet of invisibility to Hades, the god of the underworld;
* Ulysses had a very particular helmet, made of sheepskin and ornamented with wild boar teeth;
* in Don Quixote we found the Mambrino's Helm , although it is actually a basin, a container used by barbers while shaving their clients, both to contain soap and to moisten facial hair. This particular helmet is popularly known, since Cervantes' work has been taken to the cinema and theater many times, and promotional posters often show Don Quijote with this helmet in the head, although in the work it only has an insignificant appearance and is never used as such;
* Túrin, the protagonist of "The sons of Húrin", a novel by J. R. R. Tolkien, receives in history the helm of Hador ;
* At the beginning of the 16th century, a type of helmet called Castilla emerged in Castilla morrion , which has a somewhat conical shape and a sharp-looking crest.
At present, the helmets available to the riot police or riot police They resemble the helmets. They have protection against impacts and also nasal coverage that minimizes the inhalation of gases.
On the other hand, in a symbolic sense, some Christian believers talk about helmet of salvation , to refer to a series of tools that allow them to defend themselves against attacks of his enemies. Just as the basis of the Christian religion is faith, the key element for its destruction is doubt, and it can come spontaneously or as a result of environmental comments.
When someone who does not believe in God questions the faith of a believer, there are two extreme results: that he can convert it to atheism with his powerful arguments; that the latter reinforces his conviction in the existence of God in this confrontation. According to the theory set forth in the previous paragraph, it is thanks to that helmet that they can fend and get out of this kind of situations unharmed, to continue on the path of faith.