Sterling Silver Gryphon Pentacle Necklace | Griffin Pentacle Pendants
Overall Size, approx.: 29mm x 21mm = 1-1/8+" x 7/8" diameter
Metal : Solid .925 Sterling Silver
Hand-made and Hand-cast in the USA
Sold by : Pendant or Necklace
The griffin, griffon, or gryphon myth originates somewhere in the Near or Middle East. This mystical creature has the body of a lion
and the head and wings of an eagle
. It is
found depicted in ancient Babylonian, Assyrian, and Persian paintings and sculptures. It is believed the myths found life around 3,000 B.C. to be the Pharoah's companion in Ancient Egypt
, and later became sacred
guardians in Minoa. In Christian
symbolism, the Gryphon originally represented Satan and evil, but later came to represent Christ, especially his dual nature, both divine and earthly, as the Gryphon had mastery of both land and
sky, and was noble and majestic. Gryphons were said to kill serpents
and basilisks, both embodiments of evil, thus protecting mankind.
Gryphons symbolize both strength and wisdom combined in heraldry. On
medieval buildings, Gryphons were often used as gargoyles
, great stone
The Pentagram dates back thousands of years to pre-Babylonian Sumer (~3500 BCE). Many religions have once used this symbol ... the Jewish people saw it as a symbol of the Five Books of Moses, and Christians once used it as a protective amulet. It has been called such things as the Druid's
Foot and the Witches' Star. The Pentacle is simply a pentagram (star
) with a circle around it. It emphasizes the inter-connectivity of all of the elements. The direct and indirect relation of one element to the other. Traditionally, each of the five angles has been attributed to the five metaphysical elements of the ancients: Earth, Fire, Water, Air & Spirit.
> You can Customize this item into a Gryphon Pentacle Necklace -- Choose from : Pendant Only, or on a Sterling Silver Necklace Chain (see last picture for current chain style). When selecting on a SS Chain, your Solid Sterling Silver Gryphon Pentagram Necklace will come Boxed.