This medallion is adorned with an original Stag design combining Celtic and Pictish style elements. It is available in copper and bronze.
Revered across many cultures and lands, the Deer is one of the most ancient of totemic beasts. From the early shamans of the Paleolithic to 21st century Pagans, we see the Stag or Deer arising again and again in ritual and devotional art. For many, this animal signifies virility, fertility, and the untamed power of wildness. The Stag has also been worshipped for its connection to the seasonal cycles of Nature, for after the passionate rutting displays of Autumn, its proud antlers fall, to be regrown again with the turn of the seasons. Thus the Stag is also worshipped as a vessel of rebirth and the embodiment of the Divine through the cycle of life and death. As a form of Horned God, we see the Stag personified and worshipped in Cernunnos, Herne, Freyr, and many more.
This Stag medallion’s design is drawn from ancient Pictish and Celtic art from coins, carved stones, and the famous Gundestrup Cauldron. Its wild leaping dance evokes the ancient antlered shaman of the Lascaux cave paintings.
You can wear or display this wild creature to invoke the virility, passion, and wildness of the Stag, and to honor these ancient traditions.
Copper talisman is etched in 18-gauge copper, 1.5″ in diameter.
Our talismans are hand etched in small runs with careful attention. Talismans are individually hand-detailed, so each pendant is slightly different and unique. We hang them on leather cord hand-woven into a Celtic-style knotwork ornament. The artist, Morpheus, personally consecrates all the talismans on her home altar.