Product Description: This Greek Octopus Pendant is made from lead-free pewter. The pendant itself is a front profile of a Greek octopus. The octopus pendant is supplied on a waxed cord and is mounted on a fold-over information card.
The information card depicts a silver Greek coin, Medusa’s head from Greek mythology, and a classic Greek key design down the sides on the front. On the reverse the notes describe how Greek mythology themes were used on Greek jewellery.
Information: The themes and creatures from Greek mythology were common on coins and jewellery in ancient Greece. Jewellery made from gold and precious stones would have only been worn by the wealthy, normally for special occasions.
The image of an owl was used a lot as Athena was the patron goddess of Athens and her symbol was an owl. The Minoans depicted the octopus on their pottery and in their frescoes and the Aegean Island of Aegina minted a coin depicting a turtle.