Sunday, October 5, 2008

New Old Irish Blessing Stone Pendants

Two new Old Irish Blessing Stone Pendants were added to my Good Dirt Jewelry shop today!

These Blessing Stones are patterned after the Buckquoy spindle whorl, which was excavated in Buckquoy, Birsay, Orkney, Scotland in 1970. The old Irish Ogham inscription is believed to date back to the 8th century. Historians believe it was a standard Old Irish ogham benedictory message, Benddact anim L. meaning "a blessing on the soul of L.". The stone from which the whorl was made, and on which the inscription was written, is native to Orkney.