Vintage, Horse Brass, Altar Decoration, Swan, Witchcraft, Pagan, Home Decor, Collectable, Witch, Wiccan, Imbolc, Wheel Of Year

Vintage, Horse Brass, Altar Decoration, Swan, Witchcraft, Pagan, Home Decor, Collectable, Witch, Wiccan, Imbolc, Wheel Of Year

£17.95

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Item details

Vintage from the 1950s

Material

brass

This really lovely Here's a really lovely old Horse Brass featuring a Swan. Perfect as an altar decoration.

Horse brasses were made as ornaments for the harnesses of heavy, working horses, many might be hung together on straps for decoration, and were made to commemorate special occasions, people, places, animals, and more, used left often for their intended purpose, they are collected by many and used as charms in folk magic. The museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall has a collection.

In some cultures the swan is a feminine symbol associated with the Moon, and in others a masculine symbol associated with the Sun. In Greek mythology, swans are associated with Apollo, the God of the Sun, and with Zeus who took on the shape of a swan to get close to Leda with whom he had fallen in love. Greek Goddesses associated with swans include Artemis and Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love who travelled in a swan-drawn chariot.

In Celtic mythology the pagan Goddess Brighid celebrated at Imbolc (02nd February) is also associated with swans. Brighid is a triple aspect Goddess (revered as Maiden, Mother and Crone), who as a Maiden ruled over Poetry, Writing, Inspiration and Music; as a Mother over Healing, Midwifery and Herbalism; and as a Crone over Fire and the working arts of the Smithy. So what better this Inbolc, than to consider the attributes and teachings of the Swan?

It's about 3.5 inches in length. Nice patina has not been over cleaned.
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