This beautiful pendant is based on an engraved Pictish stone from Knocknagael. Germanic and Celtic tribes loved wild boars. The tribes of the "eburones" and "eburovici" even have the Germanic word for boar in their name. Ebur is Old High German and means the boar. Personal names such as Ebbo, Eberhard, Ebroin, Eburgrim, Eburhelm, Eburroc, Eofor, Everhelm, Everman have the meaning of boar in their name. The legendary Irish fighter Conan has been compared to a boar and the Danish king Harald's strange nickname "fighting tooth" may refer to the tusks of a wild boar. In addition, pigs were the main pets of the Celts and, according to some Celtic legends on the island, they are said to have come from the Other World. Particularly popular as grave goods for survival, they can also be found as standard symbols and the weapon of warriors (for example on Gundestrup's cauldron) and as decoration on torcs ("neck rings").
Size: 3 x 2,2 cm
Delivered without necklace
Shipment weight (g): 100 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.