Scathach Axe Pendant

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About this Piece

Women are depicted as strong characters in Celtic mythology. "Scáthach" is a legendary Scottish warrior woman who taught Cú Chulainn martial arts and how to fight with a Gae Bolg - a stomach sword! She is associated with the Isle of Skye and was said to live in Dunscaith Castle the ruins of which can still be seen today; Dunscaith translated from Gaeilge means "Fortress of Shadows". Many female Celtic deities were shapeshifters changing their appearance, often appearing as ravens or crows in battle.

This product measures 43mm long and 20mm wide.

About the Maker

Úna O Boyle is a jewelry designer, maker and storyteller who uses her silversmith craft to retell the ancient stories of her Irish and Celtic culture. She is passionate about the mythology and folklore that define her heritage, and after studying anthropology at university is now studying the Irish language too.

Having grown up in Belfast during the turbulent times of the 70s and 80s, Úna often escaped to rural Donegal on Ireland's remote northwest, a rugged area populated with hidden prehistoric megalithic tombs and ancient standing stones. These local relics are enshrouded in legends, from Diarmuid and Grainne’s grave to the 'little people' living under the mountains. Úna continues that tradition by enshrining her jewelry with Celtic and Irish symbolism, ensuring that these ancient stories live on.

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