This chunky sterling silver pendant was imagined, designed and handmade by me. It represents the Salmon of Knowledge-Bradán Feasa which comes from a very old Irish legend. Under the guardianship of poet Finn Eces, Fionn MacCumhaill, the giant who made the Giant's causeway from rock hewn out of the earth, was ordered to cook a salmon. When turning the salmon he burnt his thumb. He then sucked his thumb and in so doing inadvertently ate from the salmon of knowledge “bradán feasa” which fed from the sacred pool that was surrounded by nine sacred hazels. In this way he gained his extraordinary wisdom and power.
I've designed the salmon differently on both sides, exploring the Celtic belief that this world and the "Otherworld" move freely between each other.
This product measures 21mm long and 25mm wide.