- Pendant size: approx. 3x4cm / 1/1.5 inches
- Chain size: 46 cm + 10cm extension / 18 inches + 4 inches extension
- Card size: 10x15 cm / 4x6 inches
- Material: Brass, with the image set in crystal-clear resin
- Works perfectly as a necklace, keychain or ornament to be hung in your car!
Shipped from Estonia.
Each unique pendant comes with its own card, featuring the image found in the necklace of the deity. When opened, there is a brief introduction of the goddess in history and their significance in mythology, concluding with a short blessing (see more in product images). It makes for a perfect gift to any mythology and history lover, or anyone who is captivated by the magic of the divine feminine and wants to implement their blessings and protection into their everyday life!
Text in card:
Medusa, one of the most iconic figures in Greek mythology, is renowned for her snake-covered head and petrifying gaze. Her story intertwines themes of beauty, horror, and transformation, and has been a subject of fascination and interpretation through the ages.
Originally, Medusa was depicted as a monstrously ugly Gorgon, with snakes for hair, tusks like a boar, and a gaze that could turn onlookers to stone. However, in later myths, particularly those popularized by Ovid's "Metamorphoses," Medusa's narrative evolved. In this version, she was a beautiful maiden who served as a priestess in Athena's temple. Her beauty caught the eye of Poseidon, who pursued her. The desecration of Athena's temple by their union enraged the goddess, who then transformed Medusa's beautiful hair into serpents and made her gaze deadly, so that anyone who looked directly at her would be petrified.
Medusa's story is further entwined with Perseus, who was tasked with beheading her. From her severed neck sprang Pegasus, the winged horse, and Chrysaor, a giant wielding a golden sword, emphasizing her role as a bridge between the monstrous and the magnificent.
Medusa's image has transcended ancient mythology, becoming a symbol in various contexts. In classical art, she was often depicted in the gorgoneion, a protective amulet showing her head. In contemporary times, she has been reinterpreted as a symbol of female rage and empowerment, representing the complexities of victimization and vengeance.
May this amulet of Medusa be a symbol of your resilience and strength. Let it fortify your spirit, shield your well-being, and reflect the courage within you. May you find the clarity to see through deception, the power to transmute challenges into opportunities, and the grace to navigate life with unshakable resolve and dignity.