Monday, September 29, 2008

Celtic Spinning Dragons Earthenware Ceramic Pendant

Made with love on Grizzly Mountain!

I created this "Celtic Spinning Dragons" piece from earthenware clay. It has been glazed with an earthy iron ore glaze. Measuring about 1 1/4" in diameter, this pendant hangs from an 18" ball and chain necklace. Don't forget--you can click the photo to get a closer look!

**Dragons in Celtic Mythology**

According to Wikipedia, "In Britain, the dragon is now more commonly associated with Wales due to the national flag having a red dragon (Y Ddraig Goch) as its emblem and their national rugby union and rugby league teams are known as the dragons. This may originate in Arthurian Legend where Myrddin, employed by Gwrtheyrn, had a vision of the red dragon (representing the Britons) and the white dragon (representing the invading Saxons) fighting beneath Dinas Emrys. The red dragon was linked with the Britons who are today represented by the Welsh (and Cornish), and it is believed that the white dragon refers to the Saxons who invaded Britain in the 5th and 6th centuries. This particular legend also features in the Mabinogion in the story of Llud and Llefelys."