Labrys necklace - available in additional colors
The labrys is a symmetric double-headed ritual axe that is one of the holiest Cretan religious symbols. Its symbolism is also linked directly with the Labyrinth, which originally denotes the Palace of Knossos in the city of Crete.
The closest association of the Labrys is with the ancient Minoan civilization where it was used as a symbol of the Mother Goddess and was representative of authority. It was also seen as symbolic of a butterfly, signifying transformation and rebirth. In Greek mythology, the Labrys (also called Pelekys) appears as an ancient symbol linked with the Thunder God, Zeus, who used the axe to invoke storms.
The Labrys is also associated with Amazons, a legendary warrior society of women that did not follow the patriarchal culture.
This labrys necklace will make a unique and beautiful gift for yourself or someone you love.
Leather cord is 20 in. (50.8 cm.) long.
Labrys pendant is 1 in. (2.54 cm.) across.
I create items I love – with love – and I want to share them with the world because I believe they are worthy, and they will make someone’s life better, brighter, easier, and happier.
**Each necklace is individually, made by hand, by me. That means there will be slight color variations and that things won't look perfect or machine made. These are not flaws. I feel they add to the beauty of each piece.
Materials: resin, metal alloy, leather cord with sterling silver clasp, silver plated brass