Enter a world of icons. Our collection of mythological pins evokes legends of old, allowing a view into other lives, other beliefs, other worlds. Made in the United Kingdom.
Gold-toned metal and white hard enamel. Approximately 1.5".
- CIRCE -- The powerful enchantress Circe was skilled in the art of potion-making and witchcraft. Daughter of the sun god, Helios, Circe was said to have the power to hide the sun and moon as she willed. Circe kept a menagerie of animals on her island including big cats. Approximately 3.8cm.
- ATHENA -- The goddess of war and wisdom. Born from Zeus, Athena was usually depicted carrying a spear and shield to represent her skill in battle. Athena also embodied wisdom and rational thought which was symbolised by her owl.
- ARTEMIS -- Goddess of hunting and one of the twelve Olympians. Known for her skills with a bow and arrow, Artemis lived in the forest and commanded a group of female hunters.
- PANDORA -- Enter the tale of Pandora’s Jar. Detailed with the plagues and disasters that Zeus has contained inside the jar. The first mortal woman, Pandora, is entrusted by Zeus to take the jar back to Earth with the promise that she must never open it. However, Pandora’s curiosity gets the better of her and she opens the jar to release all the evils of the world -- and precious hope, the item lodged deepest within it -- this pin stands as a testament to one woman's curiosity.
- HADES & PERSEPHONE -- When Hades, god of the death, falls in love with Persephone, goddess of spring, the seasons are born. Hades tricks Persephone into eating some pomegranate seeds, the food of the dead. As a result, she can spend only six months out of the year with her mother; the other six months she is destined to spend in the underworld with Hades. In Greek Mythology, the return of Persephone from the underworld symbolised the return of life in the spring.