Chthonic Crossroads

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Chthonic Crossroads

180.00

This piece came about from a conversation with Marcus Riley McCoy of House of Orpheus, about Hermes Chthonios. He shared a glyph he uses for the Underworld Hermes as well as another for Hekate Chthonias. As can be seen, I combined them, and then set the resultant sigil over a background of an earth cross/ crossroads... This type of design is made in three layers. The backing piece is a plain, full disk. The middle layer has the crossroads motif cut out of it, and then the outer rim and sigil are the third layer. The end result is a very solid piece with a great deal of depth...

There is an interesting section of Shani Oates fine book (highly recommended!) Tubelo's Green Fire that relates to this piece:

“Both Hekate and Hermes share the role of psychopomp and protector of crossroads and by-ways of the mental and physical planes. ‘Herm’ posts often stood beside those of ‘Hectarea’, the Triple-Formed Hekate, complete with three heads and six arms. Popular myth presents them as lovers or companions, as healers, patrons of Lunar energy and harbingers of death. Bridging the worlds, they reveal past, present, and future simultaneously, bestowing prophetic visions and ancestral communication. From their shadowy twilight world of illusion their gifts of enchantment secure the rapture and bliss of their devotees’.”

Information on Hermes Chthonios can be found in Orphic Hymn #56 at Theoi.com

Pendant measures 1.19" (31mm) in diameter x .093″ (2.3mm) thick, weight is right around 15 grams. 

Entirely hand crafted from sheets of Sterling Silver by Aidan Wachter. Each item is built one at a time for each customer, thus shipping time will vary depending on how many orders are already in the shop queue at the time you order. Please see either the announcement bar at the top of site pages (unless you have hidden it!) or the first item on the FAQ for a current estimate of time to ship. Would you prefer your piece to be made from fine silver or gold? Smaller or larger? Heavier or lighter? Customized in some other way? Please contact me for a quote. 

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