Sterling Silver Celtic Knot Labrys Necklace
Overall Pendant Size, approx : 34mm x 14mm = ~1-3/8" long x 9/16" wide
Metal : Solid .925 Sterling Silver
Made in the USA
Pendant measurements do not include the length of any removable attachments. These will vary some, but a standard jump ring would add about 4mm (~1/8") onto the overall length.
Sold by : Pendant or Necklace
> You can Customize this item into a Celtic Necklace -- Choose from : Pendant Only or on a Sterling Silver 16-inch or 18-inch Necklace Chain (please see last pic for current chain style). When selecting on a SS Chain, your Solid Sterling Silver Labrys Necklace will come Boxed.
Labrys Symbolism - The term, and the symbol, is most closely associated in historical records with the Minoan civilization, and specifically with the worship of a Goddess
. Some Minoan labrys have been found which are taller than a human. The labrys symbol has been found widely in the Bronze Age archaeological recovery at the Palace of Knossos on Crete. According to archaeological finds on Crete this double-axe was used specifically by Minoan priestesses for ceremonial uses. Of all the Minoan religious symbols, the axe was the holiest. To find such an axe in the hands of a Minoan woman would suggest strongly that she held a powerful position. In feminist interpretations, the Labrys is also interpreted as a symbol of the Mother Goddess and compared to the shape of a butterfly
rather than an axe.