In the 4th century BCE Thebes was the most powerful Greek city and some of their ancient clay tablets, written in Linear B, have survived. Deciphered in 1953, the Theban alphabet was comprised of symbols and syllabaries, characters representing syllables. Scholars believe their main function was record keeping for trade. In more recent times, the Theban alphabet became associated with paganism, called Witches Runes. These ancient symbols were never a part of any dark arts, but became used for the purpose of concealing forbidden rituals and knowledge.
The mystery of their origin remains as does the fact that they are beautiful, graceful and intriguing. This neckpiece retains the mysteries with the Theban symbol for Renewal that has been hand painted, etched onto brass, patinated and then, backed with brown leather. Mounted on a simple brown cotton cord that will soften to you with wear, The companion stones are small pyrite and black onyx beads. Pyrite possesses the energy of confidence and action over fear. Onyx is an ancient amulet stone used to protect warriors, giver of inner strength, willpower and self mastery.
Constructed in the old ways with loop and wood closure and vintage
Afghani fittings. This is Renewal.
From end to end the neckpiece measures 22” long, the metal plaque 1” tall
X 3/4” wide, approximately 1/8” thick.