Zotz - Pendant
The Mayan Vampire God Zotz advises against disguised threats and sees everything .
Avalon's Treasury - Jewelry, Gems & Minerals
An Otherworld lies on the border of the subconscious where shimmering myths shadow reality. This enchanted symbol, an ancient secret of this sacred land, holds the key to magic transformation: On his search for blood Zotz, the Vampire God of the Maya, glides lissomely through the dim twilight. He is the god of night and according to ancient belief symbolizes a sacrifice that has to be offered. Being a silent and concealed shade in the darkness, Zotz sees everything and perceives every hidden hazard - hence, this charm is said to advise against disguised threats.
This pendant is made of pewter embellished with silver and one glass crystal. Pewter is a shiny, soft metal which is very malleable and has a good tarnish resistance. Artists and craftsmen used pewter quite early (dinnerware, sculptures, household articles, pewter figures, jewelry) and hence pewter jewelry has a long tradition. This piece of jewelry has been enhanced by adding a silver coating over the pewter core and was embellished with one prominent glass crystal.
This jewelry is also available in gold
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This jewelry is part of the jewelry line up "Myths of the Otherworld".
Myths of the Otherworld
This jewelry is part of the jewelry line up "Myths of the Otherworld" - you can also download this line up as a printable catalogue if you want to order by fax or mail:
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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.
On account of these many different purposes the meaning of single pieces of jewelry can be very different and depends on the belief and the point of view of the respective manufacturer. In some cultures, e.g., bracelets were used as wedding jewelry, like the wedding rings of today, in other societies necklaces served the same purpose. The symbolic meaning of a piece of jewelry often cannot only be found in the piece itself, but also in its decorations or the used materials. In some cultures it is usual to give pieces of jewelry as a gift at certain important times in life which should emphasize the symbolic meaning of these events with the help of their decorations. These pieces were then often worn as amulets or talismans and were believed to protect and support its wearer during this new situation in life.
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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