Hand cut and etched Sword talisman, with an Irish Bronze Age leaf-bladed sword. On the reverse, the Hand of Nuada, holding the torc as emblem of sovereignty. Around both faces are etched the words from the Second Battle of Magh Tuiredh, “A Findias tucad claidiub Nuadot. Ni ternádh nech dei o dobirthe asa idntiuch bodhuha, ni gebtai fris.”
The translation: “From Findias was brought the sword of Núada. No one ever escaped when it was drawn from its deadly sheath, and none could resist it.”
The Sword was one of the Four Treasures brought by the Tuatha Dé Danaan, in the Irish Celtic origin tales. Throughout Celtic and other warrior cultures of the ancient world, the Sword is an emblem of sovereignty, integrity, sacrifice and warriorship. Enchanted and ensouled Swords appear throughout the mythologies of these cultures, like that most familiar to us, from the Arthurian mythos Excalibur.
Nuada Himself is a deity embodying the qualities of kingship, integrity, and sacrifice. He was twice King of the Tuatha De, leading them to victory in the first Battle of Magh Tuiredh where He lost His arm in the fighting. And twice Nuada stepped down freely, giving the sovereignty to another leader who He recognized as more fit than He was to rule. Thus he carries both the might of a victorious warrior King, and the grace of a true sovereign, sacrificing personal power and safety for the benefit of His people.
We have designed this Sword talisman as an offering for anyone who wishes to bring the power of the Sword and the spirit of Nuada into their being.
Talisman is hand cut and etched in 18-gauge copper, about 3″ in length.
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. They are available with or without a leather cord hand-woven into a Celtic-style knotwork ornament. The artist, Morpheus, personally consecrates all the talismans on her altar.