Glastonbury Tor – Ancient Sites


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Glastonbury Tor – Ancient Sites, Earrings, Mint/Silver/Taupe

This natural hill has been a magnet for spiritual pilgrims for millennia. It is the supposed burial site for King Arthur and Queen Guinevere on the holy Isle of Avalon or at Glastonbury Abbey. Avalon was referred to by the Welsh as the Isle of Glass, so how does an inland hill become an island? There are strange optical illusions around the Tor (hill or rocky outcrop), when the mists rise it can look like a hill in a lake of misty water. Scientifically, the natural marshland around the hill was drained by farmers to claim more land. On a still day it would have certainly looked like an island and nature still creates that mist around the bottom of the hill. Myth is often based on real events and passed down through the generations, but Priestley embellishments were also popular and evidence is harder to find. Legend says that this is the landing place of Joseph of Arimathea, who bought the Holy Grail and the holy thorn tree to Glastonbury. Holy wells and cloutie wishing/healing trees are also sacred to pilgrims. The remains of St Michaels Church tower church looks magical from any angle. The terraces on the Tor may have been made three or four thousand years ago as a procession way to the top or a maze of some sort. A holy place for many reasons and many generations.

Length: 5cm, Painted porcelain, wood, and metal beads. Hypoallergenic earring wires.

Ancient Realms, designed/handcrafted  in Australia by Sharon Bush, B.A. History/Ancient History U.N.E.


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