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    Posted 9 years ago

    mediatechy
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    Who are the women in the carving, or is it a man and woman?
    Carving also has a sun, moon, and owl what does this symbolize?

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      stunning !! love it
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      They are two Goddesses: Night and Day.

      In Ancient Greek mythology they are known as Nyx and Hemera.
      The story has a couple of versions:
      Nyx is the Greek Goddess of the night.
      She is the daughter of Khaos and sister/wife to Erebos, God of darkness.
      Some sources list Nyx and Erebos as the parents of Hemera, Goddess of the day, and Aither, God of light, while others portray them as her siblings.

      There are also symbols that surround the figure of Nyx: three stars, a crescent moon, the poppies of sleep in her hair and the owl below her.

      Hemera has the sun below and her symbol of the "small rose" in her hair.
    3. mediatechy, 9 years ago
      vetraio50,
      Thank you so much for your knowledge. I am trying to date when the Conch was carved and your information will help greatly:-)
    4. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 9 years ago
      Absolutely gorgeous piece !! Many Pagans still worship these Godesses ! Exceptional carving !!!!!!!!!!!

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