Sterling Silver Circular Pendant w/ Rubber Cord - Minoan Double Axe (31mm)
This unique circular sterling silver pendant is embossed with a replica of the ancient Greek Minoan Axe. The pendant edges feature the Greek Key. The traditional Greek Key Motif, also known as the Meander or eternity symbol borders the central charm and decorates it. The sterling silver ring attached to the top (loop approx. 4mm) allows this beautiful charm to be strung on the rubber cord. Includes an 18" rubber cord.
Sterling Silver (925 Stamp)
Made in Greece
Pendant 24mm (0.94 in) diameter
Approx. 31mm (1.22 in) length with silver ring
(Photos are not actual size)
Minoan Double Axe: Of all the Minoan (ancient Cretan civilization) religious symbols, the axe was the holiest. Stylized double axes consecrated shrines in ancient Cretan homes and palaces. Full sized double axes were used by priests to kill sacrificial bulls in ceremonies to propitiate Zeus. In Greek mythology, the Minotaur (linked to the cult of the bull and the double axe in the primitive tribes of Crete) is a monstrous double, sometimes with the head of a bull and the body of a man or, conversely, with the body of a bull and the head of a man.