The spell cord created for the mighty goddess Athena is a breathtaking piece of art that emanates power and wisdom.
The cord is skillfully crafted combining strips of yellow and silver cloth, braided and knotted, hanging at approximately 24 inches.
At the top, portraying the fierce goddess Athena standing in her magnificent armor holding her victory, gazing with her stone-cold eyes towards her foes. In the center, a magnificent shield is placed, .showing Medusa's visage, revealing her serpentine locks and a terrifying gaze. Both ornaments have been laser cut, from birch.
The herb bag attached to the cord holds a variety of potent plants that are significant to Athena's awe-inspiring presence, combined to imbue the cord with their mystical properties;
Cypress: According to the myth, when Athena was born, she was given a sacred tree, which was a cypress tree, as a symbol of her wisdom, victory, and strength. The goddess used the branches of the cypress tree to create her sacred weapon, a spear or a lance called a Gorgon. The tree was also believed to have healing powers and served as a symbol of immortality, as it was thought to live for thousands of years. Additionally, the cypress was often planted in the sacred groves dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom and knowledge, and was considered a symbol of her divine protection and guidance.
Apple: Athena was the goddess of wisdom and knowledge, and is often depicted with an owl, which was also a symbol of wisdom. Additionally, in the myth of the Trojan War, the golden apple was a prize that led to a disagreement between three goddesses, including Athena, which ultimately sparked the war.
Bay: In Greek mythology, Athena is often depicted wearing a wreath made of bay laurel leaves on her head. The association between Athena and bay laurel comes from a story where Apollo, who was competing with Athena to be the patron deity of a city, created a beautiful tree that produced fruit and flowers at the same time. Athena argued that the tree should have a function, not just aesthetics, and broke off a branch of the tree, revealing its aromatic and medicinal properties. The tree then became known as the Bay Laurel and became a symbol of wisdom and victory, which are also associated with Athena. Therefore, the bay laurel is strongly associated with Athena and is often used as a symbol of wisdom, victory, and accomplishment.
Flax: Flax plants were also commonly used in Ancient Greece to make textiles and clothing, and Athena was the goddess of weaving and crafts. Therefore, the connection between Athena and flax stems from her association with weaving and textiles.
The charms adorning the cord are meticulously selected, representing Athena's valiant nature. Daggers and swords represent her powerful skills in battle, while the leaves of the olive tree, symbolize her peaceful reign. Owls and spiders are cleverly added to evoke intelligence and agility, while snakes and horses are also present, signifying her fierce warrior status. A Pegasus shaped charm is added to the cord, symbolizing freedom and wisdom.
Finally, the spell cord bears images of Athena Lindia, the renowned Parthenon, and an olive tree branch tied to it. The olive branch, being Athena's emblem, showcases her role as a peaceful deity that protects her people.
In summary, this spell cord is a truly magnificent creation that represents Athena's military prowess, wisdom, agility, and her divine splendor, created to bring you closer to this divine goddess, and aid in focused meditation.
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