This unique sterling silver pendant is a replica of the ancient Minoan Axe, with decoration in the center. The generous-sized sterling silver ring attached to the top (loop approx. 4mm) allows this beautiful charm to be strung on almost any chain or cord of your choice.
Sterling Silver, Rhodium Plated
Approx. 10mm (1cm) width x 15mm (1.5cm) height.
Above measurement does not include the ring.
Made in Greece.
Silver snake chains and rubber cords are available separately for all pendants. Follow the links below:
- Silver Snake Chain
- Rubber Cord
Minoan Double Axe: Of all the Minoan (ancient Cretan civilization) religious symbols, the axe was the holiest. Stylized double axes consecrated shrines in ancient Cretan homes and palaces. Full sized double axes were used by priests to kill sacrificial bulls in ceremonies to propitiate Zeus. In Greek mythology, the Minotaur (linked to the cult of the bull and the double axe in the primitive tribes of Crete) is a monstrous double, sometimes with the head of a bull and the body of a man or, conversely, with the body of a bull and the head of a man.