11/16/10

Cornucopia


I really like this necklace. It is full of symbolism and is accompanied with the following story:

The Secret Legend of the Horn of Plenty...

The Horn of Plenty is from the Latin, cornu copiae, meaning an inexhaustible abundance of richness and plentitude. In addition to being strongly linked to angels, 2,000 years ago the Greeks believed in an enormous magical horn that overflowed with dazzling gold and silver coins. Pursued by many, envied by all, The Horn of Plenty brought great wealth to whoever possessed it.

The story of this beautiful and valuable cornucopia jewel reappears in the story of Zeus's birth. Zeus had a father named Cronus, who had overthrown his own father, and a mother named Rhea. Cronus learned he would suffer the same destiny with one of his own children, and in order to try and prevent this prophecy from happening, he swallowed all of his children as soon as they were born. But by the sixth, Rhea devised a plan to stop him. She found a stone and wrapped it in swaddling clothes and gave it to Cronus. Cronus swallowed the stone and Rhea crept away to a crystal cave where she gave birth to Zeus.

Zeus was nursed by Amalthea, the divine goddess of nourishment, who had the power to change from a beautiful nymph into a goat with soaring horns that curled all the way to her back.

She nursed and raised Zeus, feeding him milk and honey. One day, legend has it, one of her horns broke off so she filled it with herbs, pomegranates, grapes and other bounteous fruits. In return, Zeus bestowed upon it the magical ability to grant wishes. When the receiver made a wish, the horn would be filled with whatever the receiver wished to have.

Because of its close tie to power, wealth and good luck, the cornucopia appeared on ancient coins all over the world for centuries to come. It is the most important symbol of plenty, wealth and the fulfillment of wishes in the mythology. Now it's your turn to let the cornucopia work its centuries-old magic for you.

5 comments:

  1. anyone know where i can get one of these???

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  2. I would love one of these necklaces. They are so beautiful and meaningful.

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  3. I haven't used this blog for sooooo long, I just saw the above comments. That necklace was offered through an astrology lady that I used to get emails from all the time, I only recently decided that I had enough of them and unsubscribed from her mailing list, Right now I cannot remember the name. I liked her emails because she was always featuring some symbolical trinket...............if I can remember I will post the info.

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  4. Her name was Bethea Jenner - google her. I do not know if this necklace is still available but if you contact her for a free reading.......you will probably be able to get more info than you bargained for! I did like all the symbolism she explained with the products she was offering. I never purchased any of them.

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  5. I just got mine in the mail ordered from Bethea.

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