SILVER MULTI VERMEIL MAN IN THE MOON OR MOON GODDESS ANKLET
Fabulous and unique! This is a Sterling Silver anklet. A Gold Vermeil, Sterling Silver and Rose Gold vermeil trio of Man in the Moon or Moon Goddess faces dangle from a Sterling Silver ankle chain, what more could one want in an anklet? This is a new Sterling Silver piece. The three colours are a pretty, soft statement. Ready to slip on with your favourite shoes, for beach, bar, or back garden.
8" long with a 1" extender.
The monthly cycle of the Moon, in contrast to the annual cycle of the Sun's path, has been implicitly linked to women's menstrual cycles by many cultures, as evident in the links between the words for menstruation and for the moon in many resultant languages, though this identification was not universal as demonstrated by the fact that not all moon deities are female. The ancient Egyptians had several male moon gods, for example, Ibis and Khonsu of Thebes. Set represented the Moon in the Egyptian Calendar of Lucky and Unlucky Days of papyrus Cairo 86637. An exception is Hinduism, featuring both male and female aspects of the solar divine. Several goddesses, like Artemis or Hecate, did not originally have lunar aspects, and only acquired them late in antiquity, due to syncretism with Selene/Luna, the de facto Greco-Roman lunar deity. In Greece proper, remnants of male moon gods are also seen with Menelaus. Also of significance is that many religions and societies are oriented chronologically by the Moon, as opposed to the Sun. The ancient Germanic tribes were also known to have a lunar calendar. Artemis is the ancient Greek goddess of the hunt, wilderness, wild animals, chastity, and the Moon. She is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister of Apollo. She would eventually be extensively syncretized with the Roman goddess Diana.
I find Goddess jewellery fascinating, so whenever I can find a piece, I snap it up. I don't often see new pieces though. I have one of these; Christine approved!