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Item:254235936449Very rare pre - celtic amulet " The Wheel of Life ". A people named Kimmerioi is described in Homer's Odyssey 11.14 (c. late 8th century BC), as living beyond the Oceanus, in a land of fog and darkness, at the edge of the world and the entrance of Hades. In sources beginning with the Royal Frankish Annals, the Merovingian kings of the Franks traditionally traced their lineage through a pre-Frankish tribe called the Sicambri (or Sugambri), mythologized as a group of "Cimmerians" from the mouth of the Danube river, but who instead came from Gelderland in modern Netherlands and are named for the Sieg river. Early modern historians asserted Cimmerian descent for the Celts or the Germans, arguing from the similarity of Cimmerii to Cimbri or Cymry. The etymology of Cymro "Welshman" (plural: Cymry), connected to the Cimmerians by 17th-century Celticists, is now accepted by Celtic linguists as being derived from a Brythonic word *kom-brogos, meaning "compatriot". The Biblical name "Gomer" has been linked by some to the Cimmerians. Celts attributed this sign to the three sides of different worlds: the Afterlife of the Dead, the World of the living, and the World of Gods and Divine Creatures. The symbol of the wheel of life among the Celts was often used in various rituals and with the symbol " Triskele " as well. The wheel of life and the " Triskele " were the main symbols in Celtic beliefs. Amulet symbolized four great elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. In Celtic mythology Taranis was the god of thunder worshipped primarily in Gaul, Gallaecia, the British Isles, but also in the Rhineland and Danube regions, amongst others. Taranis, along with Esus and Toutatis as part of a sacred triad, was mentioned by the Roman poet Lucan in his epic poem Pharsalia as a Celtic deity to whom human sacrificial offerings were made. Taranis was associated, as was the cyclops Brontes ("thunder") in Greek mythology, with the wheel. Material: Bronze Condition: Very Fine/Wearable/ Date: 7-6 Century BC Size: 1.06 inches / 27 mm Gorgeous gifts for experts or enthusiasts of ancient history. I sell are completely guaranteed to be AUTHENTIC. In my store, you can be sure to find just original items. ´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´ SHIPPING We ship worldwide. Delivery time is: 15-25 days Tracking number will be provided. Parcels will be packed in high quality. If you have any questions please contact me. Thanks for visiting my store.Material:Bronze
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Unique Ancient Pre- Celtic Cimmerian Amulet Wheel of Life 7-6 Century BC