Brass pendant (chain not included). For chain, order version with chain (if available). For a custom wooden beaded necklace, contact Desert Rose Arts.
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About The Solar Vision Symbol
You’ll find this symbol on my work and throughout this web site. It represents my synthesis of the overseeing eye and a sun wheel. This particular design is modeled after a Bronze Age sun wheel pendant originally found in Zürich, dated to the 2nd Millennium B.C. It was probably a Celtic symbol, as the Celts moved through the area around that time, so it likely would have been associated with the Celtic god Taranis, who was a god of thunder and lightning, not unlike Zeus or warrior gods like Thor or Indra. Lightning is often seen as a solar weapon, demonstrating the power of the god who rules the sky. Taranis was also depicted holding a wheel. The sun wheel symbolizes not only the sun but motion and momentum, turning and action — referencing the spoked wheel and the terrible glory of the battle chariot. The primary patriarch has often been believed to be “the eye in the sky.”
I created this hybrid symbol for my book, A More Complete Beast, to represent the concept of "solar vision," which has evolved in my mind to represent and include the "stay solar" concept and the solar father as creative visionary who orders the world.
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