Celtic Birth Charms: 14 - Samhain - Pendant
25th October - 16th November: People born under Samhain possess understanding and strength.
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Celtic Birth Charms: 14 - Samhain
The Celts were early conservationists, because they strongly believed that every part of the scenery holds its own life and should be considered as holy. They settled in Europe from 800 B.C. to 900 A.D. and their civilization has been based on the belief in a magically animated earth and its relation to the own clan or tribe.
The cycle of agriculture was vital for the Celtic culture and the festivals which were celebrated during the year were especially important to those who were born shortly before a certain festive day because they took a leading role in this particular festival. Birthdays therefore in general had a very important meaning and many Celtic legends referred to the birth of deities and heroes and the Celts were convinced that they shared the supernatural powers of these mythological beings if they had the luck to be born on their birthday. In their magic system the darkness of night brought the Celts closer to the mysterious Otherworld, where gods, goddesses, fairies and the dead exist. The natural attributes being inherent in a certain time of day or season, were respected by the Celts just as much as they observed which plants, animals and weather conditions were connected with a certain period because in that way they defined the special abilities of newborn children and predicted the future.
The Celtic birth charms of this collection can either be worn to stress your own Celtic birthday, or if another pendant is chosen, to manifest its spirit within you. In former times magic birth pendants were worn by the Celts to influence destiny and to emphasize personal traits, just as astrological jewelry is used by a lot of people today.
Samhain: People whose birthday falls between the 25th of October and the 16th of November are born under the Celtic sign of Samhain, the time of the ghosts. The Celts celebrated during this period, more precisely at the 31st of October, New Year's Day. This night was full of supernatural magic and the ghosts of the ancestors could haunt the revellers. The Samhain festival was dedicated to the Raven Goddess Morrigan and still lives on today in the old custom of Halloween. People born under the sign of Samhain often have an unusual inner strength and a special relation to supernatural entities.
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Celtic Birth Charms: 14 - Samhain
This jewelry is part of the following jewelry line up:
Celtic Birth Charms
This jewelry is part of the jewelry line up "Celtic Birth Charms" - you can also download this line up as a printable catalogue if you want to order by fax or mail:
A main focus of our jewelry collections are magic symbols which are made according to historical artwork. Although a lot of people (like us) appreciate the beauty of the different designs and used materials, only few think about the deeper symbolism of these pieces of jewelry. In our modern world we see so a many different beautiful and decorative items that we usually only enjoy their beauty without considering the deeper meaning or the origin of the used motives and without knowing for what reason these items were formerly used. In our online shop we want to give answers to these questions by offering accurate background knowledge and additional information about every piece of jewelry in our collection.
Jewelry always had various functions which changed during the course of time: Because of the precious materials that were often used for its design it often was a valuable asset and sometime was even used as a currency. But especially in ancient cultures the spiritual meaning of a piece of jewelry was always important and the different motifs were symbols for the affiliation of its wearer to and his status in a social group. Furthermore jewelry can also serve a practical purpose like this is the case with safety pins, belt buckles and brooches.
Since jewelry is such a diverse cultural asset the meaning of a given piece can depend on the point of view and beliefs of its creator. For example many cultures developed pieces of jewelry showing to others whether its wearer is married or single: In our Western world these are the wedding rings while in African countries e.g. special bracelets or necklaces are worn for this purpose. Whether we are talking about weddings jewelry or talismans and amulets that were used for protection - often the decorations and materials determine the symbolic meaning of a piece of jewelry.
Besides the various symbols and designs different cultures use for their pieces of jewelry also a variety of materials are deployed in jewelry production. At the beginning of mankind primarily pearls made of wood and bones and shells were crafted to pendants, since these rather soft materials could easily be processed and were readily available. Later on especially precious metals like gold and silver and various gems were used for valuable jewelry. Today the selection of materials available for the production of jewelry is especially large and various.
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