Thursday, March 1, 2007

Martisor Amulets

This Martisor greeting card displays snowdrops, traditional heralds of Spring known as 'ghiocei', with a Martisor amulet. I particularly like this one, as the Martisor talisman is created in the form of an ancient fertility symbol, displaying male and female united as one. One poppet is red, symbolising power, strength, and the power of the sun, while the other is white, symbolising purity and the power of the full moon but each is bound with threads of the opposite colour. Both sun and moon are fertility symbols, united in this Martisor. Incidentally, the little threads bound at the chests create an ancient rune of fertility, the Dagaz rune that symbolises the transformation moment between night and day.

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