Riddles, Power and Secrets - Sphinx

Handcrafted from an antique intaglio made in Europe during the late 1700's to early 1800's, this talisman features a Greek sphinx which a symbol of abundance, power, wisdom, mysteries, riddles, truth, unity, and secrets.

The Greek sphinx has the head of a lady, the wings of an eagle, the body and legs of a lioness. Sometimes it was portrayed with the body of a bull and the legs of a lion.

Legends state that when someone came upon a sphinx that person would be asked to answer a riddle. If the person solved the riddle they were allowed to pass. If they could not solve the riddle they would be devoured by the sphinx.

This fine silver talisman is a 5/8" x 3/4" oval and hangs from an 18" stainless steel baby ball chain that closes with a ball chain connector clasp. Other types of chains are sold separately.

Each piece of jewelry from The Silver Acorn comes packaged in a tasteful gift box with a meaning card ready for gift-giving.

Handcrafted in my studio in Spokane, Washington, each symbolic wax seal item from The Silver Acorn is hand-stamped in reclaimed fine silver or bronze and will be slightly different and uniquely yours.

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