Epona Manala

$48.00 USD

Mandalas are powerful symbols of the universe we, humankind, perceive it. They have a two-dimensional nature: the earthly and cosmic realms. This dual nature of the universe is a common aspect of cultures throughout the world. To the Celts this represented the ascent and descent of the soul on the Golden Wheel of Life. The outer, the earthly is a pathway leading to the center, the cosmic, the intricate construction of the universe, representing ancestral wisdom and a connection, or divine union with, the universal creator. A well-known example of this pathway or journey is the Quest for the Holy Grail.

The Celtic goddess Epona, the protector of horses, presided over the craft of horse-breeding, a mother-goddess of fertility, and also linked with healing and the protection of the human soul. She was normally portrayed sitting side-saddle on a mare or standing between a group of horses. She was worshipped over a wide area; from the British Isles to as far east as Bulgaria. She was first and foremost a Gaulish (France) goddess, being venerated in the east of Gaul and the Rhineland, especially the cavalrymen stationed along the Rhine frontier. Mandalas are powerful symbols of the universe. They have a two-dimensional nature: the earthly and cosmic realms. This dual nature of the universe is a common aspect of cultures throughout the world.

 

Dimensions: 9" diameter

 

Due to the hand casting and proprietary staining process, each of my plaques is unique. Each cross comes with a hanger embedded in the stone. The cross comes with a descriptive tag describing the original stone, explanation of the design or information on where the cross is located.

Handmade products - Images may vary slightly from actual products.


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