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Banshee Silver

Salmon of Knowledge Pendant

Salmon of Knowledge Pendant

Regular price £45.00 GBP
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This design by Úna O'Boyle represents the Salmon of Knowledge. Handmade in sterling silver, with brass spirals and a copper fish. This pendant from Banshee Silver is a striking addition to your jewellery collection. The matching earrings are also available in Blue Beans.  A lovely gift for those with an interest in Celtic culture and an appreciation for beautiful design.

Fionn MacCumhaill, under the guardianship of poet Finn Eces, was ordered to cook a salmon, and while turning it, burnt his thumb. By sucking his thumb he inadvertently ate from the salmon of knowledge “bradán feasa” which fed from the sacred pool surrounded by nine hazels. In this way he gained his extraordinary wisdom and power and famously created the Giant’s Causeway by ripping rocks from the earth and throwing them across the Irish sea to make a causeway to Scotland to conquer the Scottish giant .

24mm long and 25mm wide.




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