Handcrafted Earth iconic jewelry. This ancient symbol for earth reminds me of Norse mother goddess Frigga’s spinning wheel, twining the threads of fate that tie all humanity. The flag of modern India has Buddha’s Wheel of Life as its centerpiece. It was said that Buddha himself drew such a wheel in a rice field to teach his followers that all creation is a series of causes and effects following each other like the turning of a wheel. As a circle representing eternity, the wheel appears frequently as a lucky charm in many cultures. It symbolizes that bad luck passes and good luck rises, just as a wheel is turned.
There are so many great earth goddesses, each more inspiring than the next. Gaia was the primordial Earth-goddess in ancient Greek religion, the great mother of all, Mother Gaia. In Irish mythology, Danu is mother of the earth, the gods, fertility, wisdom, wind and of all the Celtic people. The Akan people of West Africa regard Asase Yaa as Mother Earth, the earth goddess of fertility and the upholder of truth. Coatlicue is the Aztec earth goddess, creator and destroyer of earth, mother of gods and mortals, the one who gave birth to the moon and stars. N-kua is the ancient Chinese divine foremother. Each is a reminder that our world is a web – of which we are a small but important part, prompting the mama in all of us to take only what we need and give everything we can.
The Ark Collection reflects our desire to connect with these animal totems and carry with us the qualities they embody.
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