Monday, 10 February 2014

New Gods and Goddesses series

 I have been working very hard to complete the designs for this  new series, Gods and Goddesses, and I have completed the first five pendants. These are large statement pieces for either wearing or hanging in your sacred space. I have included a small amount of info on each deity, just for your reference.


In Celtic religion Brighid is the daughter of the Dagda and one of the Tuatha De Danann. She has two sisters, also named Brighid and is considered a Celtic triple Goddess. She is the patroness of poetry, smithing, medicine, arts and crafts, cattle and other live stock. She is also associated with fire in all its forms and is seen as a Goddess of hearth and home. She is celebrated at Imbolc, 2nd February, the Celtic first day of spring. Animal correspondences for Brighid include the swan, ewe, dairy cows, bees and serpents

The Brighid pendant has a carnelian cabochon set in the center. Surrounding this are the feathers of the swan which is nestled at the side of the carnelian. Flames of inspiration lick at the bottom of the stone completing the piece. This one is not quite as large as the others.
Approx 8.6cm long, 5cm at widest point.
£26 plus P&P


Cerridwen is a Celtic Goddess belonging to Wales. She is keeper of the cauldron of inspiration, knowledge and transformation.
She is concerned with education, arts, knowledge, intelligence and creativity as well as agriculture and magick. She is considered the patron of poetry, wisdom and grain. Animal correspondences for Cerridwen include the white sow, greyhound, otter, hawk and hen.

The Cerridwen pendant has a large oval ladbradorite cabochon, set so that it looks like the magic brew bubbling away in the cauldron. Finished with metallic black and copper paint this piece has been given a gloss varnish to enhance the beauty of the stone.
Approx 10cm long, 5.5cm at widest point
supplied with a brown adjustable cord
£28 plus P&P


Hecate is a Greek Goddess, most often shown holding two torches and a key and in later times she is often depicted in triple form with her hounds by her side. She is associated with crossroads, entranceways, fire, light, the moon, magick and withcraft among other things. She was one of the main deities worshiped in Athenian households as a protective Goddess and one who bestowed prosperity and daily blessings on the family. In modern times she seems to have gained a reputation as a slightly ‘darker’ Goddess although I am not sure that I agree with that!

The Hecate pendant is set with a teardrop black agate that has a small square area of translucent white with a darker circle on it. Hecate is cloaked and accompanied by a snake and a small Hecate's wheel symbol.
Approx 9cm long, approx 5cm at widest point, supplied with an adjustable brown cord
£28 plus P&P


Arianrhod is a Welsh Goddess of the moon, fate and fertility and her name means silver wheel. The circumpolar stars, Caer Arianrhod, never set below the horizon and are allegedly the resting place for souls before reincarnation. Her silver wheel is often depicted as a wheel of stars, the wheel of fate or the divine spinning wheel, weaving the web of destiny.

This Arianrhod pendant has a round, highly pollished Devioian coral fossil from Africa (400 million years old) to represent the moon above her head and surrounding the moon is a wheel of stars.
Approx 9cm long and 5cm wide at the widest point
Supplied with a brown adjustable cord
£28 plus P&P


In Greek mythology Gaia was the great Mother of all, the personification of the Earth.It is written that Gaia was born from the Chaos, the great void of emptiness within the universe and with her came Eros. Gaia then created everything: the land, the sky, the other Deities and the human race. ‘All producing and all nourishing’ she had many, many children. She gave birth to the Titans, the first race on the Earth and produced monsters and deities alike as well as populating the earth with countless creatures. She is honoured in modern times as a possible saviour of the Earth during these times of pillage and looting.

This Gaia pendant has a teardrop shaped moss agate cabochon, representing the womb of Mother Earth. The water of life flows freely from her collecting in a sacred spiral pool.
Approx 9cm long, 6cm wide
Supplied with a brown adjustable cord
£28 plus P&P

Thanks for looking,
Luna x


Paige said...

These pieces are absolutely stunning Sami. I can see two of these hanging on either side of my Altar mirror in the very near future Px

Paper rainbow said...

All beautiful pieces, I love the mythology and magic you impart to each one. My favourite is Brighid. I did a post in November celebrating the Rowan tree which is strongly connected to her.
I find such folklore tales and traditions facinating. Thank you for your lovely comments earlier.

Carmen said...

I love folklore and legends but it's been so long since I've read any - funnily enough just before Christmas I downloaded a Greek and a Celtic omnibus to read on my Kindle - used to be one of my passions as a teen. I loved so much seeing your representations of these goddesses. Looking forward to seeing more in this series Sam. Just beautiful.