Handmade Small Runic Pentacle Pewter Chain Pendant ~ Pentagram of ProtectionThe Pentacle is a five-pointed star formed by one continuous never ending line.The pentacle has been worn as a powerful protection symbol for thousands of years. Associated in turn with magic, paganism and Christian mysticism, its earliest connexions were with worship of the Goddess, from whose sacred five petaled apple blossoms and seeds the symbol may have been derived. Like the circle it is considered a protective design because of its continuously connecting points.The pentacle has been called the symbol of man, truth and completion. Alchemists paired the elements of the earth to those of man flesh and bones to earth, blood to water, breathe to air, body heat to fire and the soul to ether. The five points also correspond to the five stages of life-birth, puberty, marriage, rest from labours and death. It is an ancient symbol honoured by many cultures and carrying many meanings; a symbol of truth, a sign of completeness, of Protection, a symbol of Mankind which is closely associated with the Earth and the Earth Mother Goddess.The runic pentacle has the runic alphabet, the Futhark, surrounding the Pentagram of Protection. This 2000 year old Nordic alphabet contains a mystery of wisdom within each letter. Each letter has specific powers and by casting the runes one can predict the future. With such magical properties encircling the pentacle a powerful defence is created through naught may penetrate.Made of high quality excelsior pewter. Double sided design.Approx. pendant size: 1 & 1/4 inch in diameter. Weight : 10 gComes with a 2 mm flat link stainless steel chain of 18 inch length and a lead free pewter accent bead. Wear it with or without bead!Image copyright MAXTOUCHUK (all rights reserved).