Yule Festival– Snowflake Earrings, Pearl White
Yule or Winter Solstice is a popular European festival focusing on dormant winter and renewal in spring. The Yule log, representing the Fire Mother and the Sun God, were burnt in an effort to bring back the warmth of the sun. Evergreen tree branches were brought inside and decorated with fruits or shiny things. These European traditions were adopted by Christianity, with both Jesus and St Nicolas as figureheads of Christmas. A snowy winter bought fear to the ancestors who didn’t have the luxuries of electricity for heat and light. Bells were used to scare away bad spirits that may lurk in the cold dark season. The deciduous trees are bare of leaves, the real growth in underground, like the European/American animals that hibernate. The southern hemisphere is not as cold unless you are near mountainous areas.
The snowflake is a marvel of nature, but its individual beauty can be best seen under a microscope. These amazing ice crystals are breathtaking in structure. On mass snow is magical as it falls and glistens with a sparkle in the sunlight. There are many northern fairy tales about giants, beasts, Queens and fairies. As the sun warms the snow melts to make way for the new growth of spring. Celebrate with a fire or candles, a vegetable roast, Mulled wine, decorated evergreen branches and ask for the sun to return.
Southern Hemisphere: 22nd June – Northern Hemisphere: 21st December
Length: 7cm. Made from painted porcelcain and crystal beads. Hypoallergenic earring wires.
Ancient Realms, designed/handcrafted porcelain made in Australia by Sharon Bush, B.A. History/Ancient History U.N.E.
Symbolic Ceremonial Spiritual
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