Beautiful Primitive Goddess, Gaea or Gaia the Divine Feminine aspect of creation.
With raw Amethyst point and on her belly, Amethyst is nurturing and protective.
Goddess patina in bronze.
Bronze Amethyst Primitive Earth Goddess Gaea Pendant
Gaea or Gaia is the great mother of all creation; the heavenly gods were descended from her union with Uranus (the Sky), the sea-gods from her union with Pontos (the Sea), the Giants from her mating with Tartarus (the Pit) and mortal creatures born from her earthly flesh. In ancient Greek cosmology, the earth was believed to be a flat disk, encircled by the River and encompassed by the heaven on one side and Tartarus on the other. In a Greek vase painting Gaea was portrayed as a buxom, motherly figure rising from the earth but inseparable from her element. In some mosaic artworks, Gaea is a full figured woman, reclining on the land, clothed in green and surrounded by fruits and the Seasons.
Gaea was the source from which arose the vapours producing divine inspiration and was regarded as an oracular divinity and was said to have had the oracle of Delphi in her possession first.
Gaea was seen was the all-producing and all- nourishing mother; her worship universal amongst the Ancient Greeks.
She had temples at Athens, Sparta, Delphi, Olympia, Bura, Tegea and Phlyus to name a few. Due to her mother like presence she presided over marriages, oaths and was honoured as a prophetess.
by Greek Gods and Goddesses dot net
Goddess measures approx - 7cms/3"
Necklace is brown natural strap fully adjustable so will suit everyone.