This medallion is adorned with an original Wolf design combining Celtic and Pictish style elements.
The Wolf was widely revered among ancient peoples, as attested by its prominence in art and artifacts, such as the Pictish symbol stones, as well as appearing throughout folklore and mythology. The Wolf was one of the forms in which the shapeshifting Morrigan appears, when She engages in combat. Odinn, of course, also traveled with His two wolves. Wolves were associated with warrior status in Irish and other Celtic societies, as well as Norse and Germanic cultures. Clans of warriors are spoken of in both Celtic and Norse histories who could shapeshift into wolf form and were known for ferocity, cunning, battle skill, and hunting prowess, and living in bands in the wildlands outside the bounds of society. The Wolf’s clannish social structure is also well known, so that it is a symbol for kinship and tribal cohesion as well.
You can wear or display this cunning creature to invoke kinship, shapeshifting ability, cunning, ferocity, and warriorship, and to honor these ancient traditions of Wolf veneration.
Talisman is etched in 18-gauge copper, 1.5″ in diameter.
Our copper 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.