These Talisman necklaces from Pyrrha are cast from authentic 19th century wax seals and each design has a symbolic meaning taken from family heraldry. A Talisman is an amulet or object considered to possess supernatural or magical powers and the name Pyrrha is derived from the myth of Pyrrha and Deucalion, the only two survivors left after a great flood. To repopulate the earth they threw stones over their shoulders – the stones that Pyrrha threw became women, and the stones that Deucalion threw became men. How magical is that? I love that these necklaces hold so much meaning: the Dagger representing courage, the Pelican representing maternal instinct, etc.
“the Pelican representing maternal instinct”
The myth of Pelicans as example/representation of maternal instict comes from an ancient egyptian leyend which says that when the pelicans have no food to feed the offspring, they use their beaks to open up their chest to feed the breeding with their inner organs.
Never such an act has been documented, but I like to think it´s true, cause you know…THAT´s Love
I love these necklaces so much I’d buy at least ten of them!