In the heart of every woman, there is a primitive pulse that beats in time with Nature. Like the horned Goddess herself, we can be fiercely protective, gently nurturing, or deadly dangerous, depending on the need. This pendant, expertly crafted from carved bone (now tea-dyed to bring out the detail) and sterling silver, celebrates that wild and free soul within each of us.
Bearing a deer's antlers, and crowned with a nimbus of Celtic knotwork, the forest Goddess is the embodiment of Nature. She does not rule over the land; She is the land itself, and all the life within it. The lower half of the Goddess pendant is wrapped in a sheath of sterling silver, with a myriad of fine details worked into it: oaken branches, a bird, flowers, even the Sun itself.
This breathtaking pendant measures 3 1/4" tall, including the bail. It comes with an 18" sterling silver chain.
Who is Elen of the Ways? Most often, when we see a female deity in a wilderness setting, she is identified as Artemis or Diana, the goddess of the hunt in the greek/Roman pantheon. But the Welsh had a forest goddess as well, and she was known as Elen of the Ways. As a woodland goddess, Elen is closely associated with birth, death, and all that lies between. As a protector of the pathways, she is the guardian and guide of travelers, be they human or animal. Often, she may be found when one seeks to tread the hidden path between the worlds.
A review by Karen M.
for Large Silver Forest Goddess Pendant
Beautifully crafted. Symbolic and inspirational talisman. For all on a journey within to reclaim our inner goddess.
Quote of the moment: "There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!" - Terry Pratchett, The Truth
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