Persephone’s Cauldron Pendant ✦ 18 Inches ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone’s Cauldron Pendant ✦ 18 Inches ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone’s Cauldron Pendant ✦ 18 Inches ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone’s Cauldron Pendant ✦ 18 Inches ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone’s Cauldron Pendant ✦ 18 Inches ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone’s Cauldron Pendant ✦ 18 Inches ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone’s Cauldron Pendant ✦ 18 Inches ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone’s Cauldron Pendant ✦ 18 Inches ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone’s Cauldron Pendant ✦ 18 Inches ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI

Persephone’s Cauldron Pendant ✦ 18 Inches ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI

Regular price $ 520.00

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“Pick the flowers that grow in the midst of hell.”

The myth of Persephone is one of overcoming trauma. It is the story of a young girl who is kidnapped and forced into the darkest place imaginable - the underworld. Instead of succumbing, she rises to Queen. In facing the blackest shadows and emerging stronger than before, Persephone perfects the art of personal power. I created this cauldron to honor this triumph, and to remind us that the most difficult circumstances provide us with the greatest opportunities for transformation. Front and center sits a natural blood-red garnet, a stone used by Ancient Greeks for protection on journeys, that is symbolic of personal growth and returning to oneself after trauma. Handmade poppies bloom along each side of the stone. In Ancient Greek flower lore, poppies represent fertility and abundance, which link them to Demeter and Persephone. In art from the era, both goddesses are often depicted with them. Persephone is said to have a garden of eternally blooming poppies in the underworld, and is often depicted as rising from the underworld with these flowers. When we dig deeper, the connection between Persephone and the role of poppies in Greek society and myth is even more remarkable. In The Odyssey, a potion is taken to ease sadness and erase painful memories. This potion, called Nepenthes Pharmakon {literally “not-sorrow drug”, poetically “the potion which chases away sorrow}, was likely a concoction of wine and poppies, which mirrored medicine taken in real life for the same purposes. This means, then, that when Persephone rises from the underworld with an armful of poppies, she emerges from her most traumatic experience and darkest time bearing a flower that is not only literal medicine for emotional pain, but also a symbol of abundance. Despite the terror of a descent into the underworld, there is healing and strength to be found when we face our shadows. Poppies are at home atop this cauldron, a symbol of transformation, abundance, creation, and divine feminine power. Seven smoky quartz spring forth from this 100% handmade hollow vessel, radiating their grounding, soothing, and cleansing energies to the wearer.

Details
Sterling silver.
Natural garnet.
Natural smoky quartz.
Necklace measures 18 inches in total length. Please note that due to factors such as neck and bust size, the piece may fall differently on the model than on you.
The pendant measures 1 15/16 inches tall.
You will receive the pictured pendant.

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