Celtic Knot Witch's Ball Green Glass Protection Pendant
I combined a vintage glass marble with a green swirl pattern and clear air bubbles, with a silver Celtic triquetra charm. This comes with a 24 inch silver plated chain. I thought this was reminiscent of a witch's ball, and I made it to be worn as a protection pendant.
The triquetra is a design symbol which was first used in Celtic or Gaelic art, most notably in the Book of Kells and other illuminated manuscripts. It is also known as the trinity knot and has been used for centuries by both Celtic Pagans and Christians. It can signify a special person or thing, and can also represent a threefold figure or idea. In contemporary times it often used in jewelry designs and it symbolizes the three promises of a relationship - love, honor and protection.
The witch's ball was originally found among cultures where witches or wise women were considered to be a blessing for the community. Traditionally, the ball was a glass sphere with a spiral or swirled design inside that was enchanted by the witch to protect against evil. The most common colors were blue and green.
The witch's ball was hung in a window, placed on top of a vase, or suspended from the fire place mantle or rafters of the house. According to folk legend, the witch's ball would lure the evil spirit with its bright color, and the spiral design would then capture the spirit and prevent it from escaping.
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