The Gaia shape was inspired by Cybele, the Phrygian Earth mother. Archaeological evidence from around the prehistoric world suggests that the Earth may have once been viewed/worshipped as a living, female being. Ancient texts & mythologies support the idea that the primary goddess was intimately associated to the earth, fertility & agriculture, as epitomised by Cybele, who represented the fertile earth and was the Goddess of caverns, mountains & all nature.
OAK - the ruler of the forest - for strength, wisdom and courage.
Oak is often seen as the ruler of the forest, the fabled green man of the woods. The protector of the woodlands. It is regarded as a tree of great power and strength. It was seen by the Druids as signifying endurance and the continuity of tradition, perhaps because of it's size and longevity. It was said that carying it or an acorn daily would help you live to a ripe old age, just like the tree itself. Fire and lightening strikes are two things oak has been thought to protect against (but we'd not like to put that one to the test). In the Celtic Ogham alphabet the oak represents 'Duir'. It is the Celtic birth tree for those born between June 10th and July 7th. Along with Ash & Hawthorn it makes up the sacred triad.
The oak that made this amulet was sustainably sourced in Devon.
Comes on a British sterling silver curb chain of either 24 inches (as pictured) or 28 inches.