This protective talisman is emblazoned on its front with the great spoked Wheel, the thunderbolt emblem of Taranis the Thunderer found on thousands of artifacts, including shield bosses and blazons, sword scabbards, chariot and horse gear, coins, and many other artifacts. Taranis was one of the Gaulish tribal Gods invoked by many throughout these tribes as a protector of the people, patron of warriors, and embodiment of the great storm-forces of the heavens.
On its reverse, we have etched a Gaulish blessing reproduced from a memorial inscription from the 2nd century BCE, which reads, “TAKOS TOUTAS“. The term ‘toutas‘ means ‘tribe’, and the inscription is interpreted by scholars to mean “peace of the tribe” or “blessing of the tribe” (‘takos‘ deriving from the same Indo-European root as ‘dago-‘, seen in Irish in the name of the Dagda).
We designed this talisman to be used as a protective charm, calling on the power of the Thunderer to bless and protect yourself and your people.
Talisman is etched in 18-gauge copper, 1.5″ in diameter. Comes strung on a simple natural leather cord.
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. The artist, Morpheus, personally consecrates all the talismans on her altar.