Dryad Designs has created a beautiful pendant, made of bronze featuring the crescent moon, pentacle, raven, and the triskele. This pendant is elegant and beautiful, great for all occasions and ages. Each symbol has a powerful meaning. Dryad Designs always puts meaning into their jewelry!
Quality and Craftsmanship:
This pendant is durable and will withstand everyday wear, great on any size chain. Made with high quality bronze, single sided,Measures 1 1/4 inches (3.1 cm) in diameter. The craftsmanship that is put into making this item is great. All in all this pendant is wonderfully made.
Symbolic Meaning of the Crescent Moon:
The moon has many different symbolism. The moon is a symbol of rebirth. The crescent moon is a symbol of new beginnings; the moon goes from waxing crescent to whole, from whole to waning crescent and from waning crescent to dark – starting its cycle over again. The moon is also a symbol that Wiccans use to represent the three aspects of the Goddess the whole represents the mother aspect, the waxing crescent represents the maiden aspect and the waning crescent represents the crone aspect.
Symbolic Meaning of the Pentacle:
The pentacle, also known as the pentagram: The pentacle has five points, the top representing the spirit the other four representing the four elements; earth, air, fire, and water. The number five has always been regarded as mystical or magical. We commonly note the five senses – sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. We have five stages to life; birth, childhood, adolescence, parenthood, and death. The number five is also associated with the planet Mars which signifies severity, conflict, and harmony through conflict. In Christianity five represents the five wounds of Christ on the cross. In the Muslim faith there are five pillars and five daily times of prayer. The pentacle has been believed to be a potent symbol of protection against evil, a symbol of conflict that shields the wearer and the home. The pentagram has five spiked wards and a womb shaped defensive, protective pentagon in the center.
Symbolic Meaning of the Raven:
“There is no exact definition for any symbol; each symbol is open to interpretation and birds are no exception to this. Their symbolism can vary greatly depending on different cultures and religion. The Raven is generally thought to be a symbol of sadness, loss and death in most European countries. However, the Raven bird has a completely different symbolic meaning in other cultures; the ancient Greeks believed that the raven was a messenger bird of the god Apollo and the Inuit’s (Eskimo’s) have a creator god called the Raven Father. The Raven is large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped tail. They are scavengers and often feed off the eggs in other birds nests. Ravens are opportunistic feeders and will live near roads in order to feed off road kill and discarded food.”
This information was obtained at http://www.signology.org/bird-symbol/raven-symbol.htm
Symbolic Meaning of the Triskele:
“The triskele, or triple spiral, a symbol closely related to the triquetra, is a tripartite symbol composed of three interlocked spirals
The triple spiral is an ancient Celtic symbol related to the sun, afterlife and reincarnation. The example above comes from the Neolithic “tomb” at Newgrange, where it is supposed by some to be a symbol of pregnancy (the sun describes a spiral in its movements every three months; a triple spiral represents nine months), an idea reinforced by the womb like nature of the structure. The symbol also suggests reincarnation- it is drawn in one continuous line, suggesting a continuous movement of time.
Triskeles are one of the most common elements of Celtic art; they are found in a variety of styles in both ancient and modern Celtic art, especially in relation to depictions of the Mother Goddess. They also evoke the Celtic concept of the domains of material existence- earth, water, and sky, and their interrelations.” This information has been obtained at http://symboldictionary.net/?p=11
An alloy of copper and tin. Copper, the supreme conductor, is a potent connecting agent. It is a significant conduit for uniting with the realms of romantic love, groundedness, balance communication and attracting health, wealth, and wish fulfillment. Tin balances, transforming setbacks to a positive energy. Combined, the effect is synergistic—the whole being greater than the sum of the parts. Physical contact with this alloy brings physical, mental and spiritual balance.
“Our hope is to support and inspire earth based spirituality.”
Paul and Suzanne
We are devoted to the Pagan religion and see our work as revitalizing the presence of the Goddess in our society. For those who are not Pagan, our pieces often connect them with their spirituality, heritage or ancestors. Each of our pieces are consecrated in circle and dedicated to the service of the divine. Several designs have a portion of their price donated to charitable organization, as our way of trying to give back. We are thankful to the community of Pagans across the country that has supported our efforts.
The imagery for all of Paul’s work begins with ritual and meditation and is followed by extensive research. Paul feels the image is a gift from the Gods and has an etheric life of its own. He holds the image in his mind until he finds the appropriate material. Paul will stare for long periods of time into the material until he can see within the completed piece. Through this process the image and its life force is transferred into the wood or stone. Paul maintains that once the image solidifies in the wood, the carving is quick and easy. The first day is the most exciting for him because everything is potential. His heart pumps with excitement and the thrill of sinking his chisels into wood.”This information has been obtained at their website http://www.dryaddesign.com/index.php/top/about/
This pendant has so much symbolism in it which is why I love it! I like jewelry that has symbolism in it and this piece has more than one! The crescent moon, pentacle, raven, and triskele. The triskele is hidden more than the other symbols though, and that’s what makes it unique and beautiful. If you look closely at the wings of the raven you will see the triskele. Dyad designs is an amazing place to get jewelry, it’s by far one of my favorite shops! The raven has always fascinated me, with how mysterious it is and the symbolism to it. I recommend this pendant to anyone who enjoys jewelry with symbolism.
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