Hand carved bronze pendant depicting the Minoan Bee Goddess found in Camiros in Rhodes, Greece.
In mythology, the bee was believed to be the sacred insect that bridged the natural world to the underworld.
The bee was an emblem of the Minoan "Mistress" (goddess), also referred to as "The Pure Mother Bee".
The actual Bee Goddess in the ancient world was also an aspect of Artemis, the Moon Goddess. Her priestesses received the name of "Melissa" (meaning "Queen Bee"). In addition, priestesses worshipping Artemis and Demeter were called "Bees". Appearing in tomb decorations, where tombs were shaped as beehives.
- Hand carved solid yellow bronze pendant.
- Soldered tube bail on top
- The pendant is 1 " x 1.25".
- Signed in the back by artist
- Different 14k gold filled chain options. Gold filled has 100 times more gold than plated thus does not rub or peel off.
- 4mm black leather option
- Nickel free.