Symbol of new life and protection.
In the time of the Minoans (during the second millennium BC), clay scarabs were used in fertility rites - possibly due to the close trading connections between the Minoans on Crete and nearby Egypt, where the scarab was a symbol of the sunrise and renewal. In ancient Greece, they were important in the initiation rites of warriors.
The scarab was sacred to Zeus, rather like the eagle, as seen in Aesop's fable 'The Scarab and the Eagle'. The scarab wins, but the eagle remained the emblem of Zeus.
|dimensions etc||Drop when worn: 4.3cm|
- Code: JV-111
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £79.17
Tags: scarab jewellery,