This necklace and bracelet set features non-precious metal beads with a serpent motif and black lava rock beads. Both the necklace and bracelet are fastened with a standard lobster clasp and the bracelet has an extension chain.
Imported from Greece
Non-Precious Metal, Lava Rock
Necklace approx. 460mm (18.11 in) x 9mm (.35 in)
Bracelet approx. 260mm (10.24 in) with 2.25 in extension chain
Serpents figured prominently in archaic Greek myths. According to some sources, Ophion ("serpent", a.k.a. Ophioneus), ruled the world with Eurynome before the two of them were cast down by Cronus and Rhea. The oracles of the Ancient Greeks were said to have been the continuation of the tradition begun with the worship of the Egyptian cobra goddess, Wadjet. Other historical and mythological Greek figures with significant ties to the serpent included: the Minoan Snake Goddess, Typhon, Python, Amphisbaena, Medusa, Asclepius, Laocoön, Olympias, and Aeetes.