Bronze Queen of Heaven Zodiac Pendant Dryad Design Venus/Ishtar Goddess Talisman

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Seller: tmphoenix2 (1,860) 100%, Location: Sedona, Arizona, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 333156411398 Bronze Queen of Heaven Pendant In stock - Ships in Cardboard Mailer Box This pendant depicts Ishtar (also known as Inanna), the Great Goddess of ancient Babylonia and divine personification of the planet Venus. The pendant portrays Ishtar in her aspect as the 'Queen of Heaven', ruling the night sky. The goddess wears the eight pointed 'Star of Venus' conjunct the crescent moon above her head. The filigree work in front of her is a working star chart like those on an astrolabe: an ancient devise used to locate and predict the positions of the sun, moon and stars. The points on the chart are represented as flames, and each one indicates the name and correct position of a particular star. The Zodiacal ring (or ecliptic) is correctly positioned within the star chart. The text surrounding the piece reads: 'I Am The Radiant Splendor Of The Starry Night Shining Like Jewels In The Ever Changing Sky'. The quote is inspired by the Hymns of Inanna and is intended to invoke the divine feminine healing power within the universe. The Queen of Heaven pendant is made of bronze and is double-sided (photo #5 shows the back of the pendant). Measuring approximately 1 3/4" in diameter, the Queen of Heaven is a large and impressive pendant. Symbolism: Considered to be the Queen of Heaven, Ishtar was one of the most powerful deities in the Near East. As the divine personification of the planet Venus, Ishtar has two manifestations: the Morning Star and the Evening Star. As the Morning Star, she is the deity of hunting, physical activity and warfare. In this aspect she was known as the 'Lady of the Battles'. As the Evening Star, Ishtar is the goddess of love, beauty, sexuality and fertility. The eight pointed star above the goddess's head is known as the Star of Venus or Star of Ishtar. It symbolizes both the planet and the goddess herself. The crescent moon is a protective symbol, and the 'Horns of the Moon' have been used as a defense against the Evil Eye since ancient times. With its rich imagery, the Queen of Heaven pendant would make a great piece of ritual jewelry for anyone working with the goddess Ishtar or with the planetary energies of Venus. Bronze: Bronze is an alloy of tin and copper. Two of the magical metals of the Ancients, tin is the sacred metal of Jupiter and copper the sacred metal of Venus. Being a combination of both metals, bronze will combine the energies of both planets and the deities connected with them. Because of its gold coloration, bronze also has a strong solar connection and can be used as a substitute for gold. Being the dominate metal before the advent of iron (the Bronze Age), bronze is a faerie friendly metal. Dryad Design: Dryad Design is the 'soul work' of artist Paul Borda. All designs are original, beginning with personal inspiration (including ritual and meditation) followed by extensive research. Dryad's jewelry designs include imagery from Celtic, Norse, Italian and Sumerian mythologies. Through his work, Paul hopes to support and inspire earth-based spirituality and to create images that resonate with all seekers of peace and beauty. This pendant ships immediately by USPS First Class Mail. The pendant pictured is a sample and is not the actual pendant shipping. To protect it during shipping, this pendant ships in a cardboard mailer box. If you have any questions, please contact me. Thanks for looking. Condition: New with tags, Brand: Dryad Design, Artist: Paul Borda, Purpose: Talisman/Amulet, Theme: Babylonian/Sumerian Goddess Ishtar, Product Type: Bronze Pendant, Exact Type: Queen of Heaven, Metal: Bronze

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