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Epona Zoomorphic Celtic Large Sterling Silver Mens Tie Tack

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This Tie Tack is expertly crafted with a Scottish Round Celtic Epona Zoomorphic Celtic Design Beautifully made Sterling Silver Tie Tack.

This item is also available in 10K & 14K gold available by request - because prices are subject to change daily due to the exchange rate of gold

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This handcrafted Tie Tack will become a family treasure that will last through the ages!

Perfect for any occasion. This is a gift that will be proudly worn by any member of your family.

Although she was originally a goddess of the Gauls, the Celt people of Europe, most of our evidence comes from the Roman cavalry, many of who seem to have adopted "Epona" as their own. Shrines to Her could be found in stables, and it is likely the Romans brought Her worship with them to Britain, where She was unknown before, even though the people there were also of Celtic stock.

Her name comes from the Gaulish word for "horse", epos, which derives from the same root as both the Latin word for horse, equus and the Greek, hippos. Her name means "Divine Mare".

 

There are a number of inscriptions, bas-relief sculptures, and small statues mentioning Epona. These inscriptions often say something on the general line of "In fulfillment of an oath sworn by Commander so and so, in thanks to the Goddess Epona".

There is evidence that Epona was also painted on the side of barns and stables to protect the horses and riders therein. Roses and possibly nuts or acorns would be placed at the foot of the painting as offerings. This worship apparently continued among the lower classes well past the time when the upper classes of society had been Christianized.

Although she is most frequently portrayed as a goddess who protects horses and riders, there is evidence that in her original form among the Gauls, she was a Goddess of fertility and abundance, in essence a very typical Mother Goddess.
The annual Feast of Epona, in Roman times, was held on or around December 18th. Her rituals included offerings of sacrificial animals, libations, and of course, the dedication of those blessed cornerstones, inscriptions, and statues.

 

From a Patroness of Horses, Epona has become a Goddess linked to the land, fertility and leadership.


 



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