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Bealtaine - hand painted pendant
  • Bealtaine - hand painted pendant
  • Bealtaine - hand painted pendant

Bealtaine - hand painted pendant

€25.00
SKU: HACP02
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Handmade and Hand painted pendants

These pendants have been made from Ash, each individually cut and sanded and because they are hand painted, every piece will be unique. Finally they are all finished with layers of varnish to ensure they are robust and have an easily cleaned gloss surface. There is a choice of three chain types, gold,silver or black.
These pendants are individually made to order.

 

Bealtaine

In ancient times there were four main festivals to mark the passage of each year, Imbolc (February 1st), marking the beginning of Spring, Bealtaine (May 1st), the start of summer, Lughnasa (August 1st), the first harvest and Samhain (October 31st -November 1st).
Eriu, after whom Ireland (Éire) is named, was one part of a triple Goddess, along with her sisters Banba and Fodhla. Ériu had close association with Uisneach the Centre of Ireland and a sacred place, where the five ancient provinces met. Here we see her with the fire of Bealtaine as it was on Uisneach the first flame of that feast was lit, to be followed by subsequent fires throughout the land. Also at Uisneach is the famous Catstone, a huge rock formation under which it is said she is buried.

Illustration from an original by Margaret McKenna

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Dimension (L x W x H) 90 x 70 x 20 Millimetre
Weight 150 Gram