Beautiful Star Constellation of the Orion, the Hunter ceramic Pendant made from high fire clay.
This clay pendant has been hand formed by me, air dried for several days, painstakingly carved with the stars of the Orion star constellation then fired for several hours, glazed and fired for several more hours and when cooled, the silver stain for the stars was added.
Threaded onto an adjustable black 2mm satin cord. The pendant measures 1-1/2" long by 1-3/8" wide by almost 3/16" thick ( 37mm x 32mm x 5mm) and is topped by a stainless steel ring and bead.
**Only one model has been made, unique creation, what you see in the photo is what you will receive. Colour will vary from PC monitor to smartphone screen.**
While the Orion constellation is named after the hunter in Greek mythology, it is anything but stealthy.
Orion, which is located on the celestial equator, is one of the most prominent and recognizable constellations in the sky and can be seen throughout the world.
There are several versions of the myth of Orion, but one of the more common iterations is that Orion proclaimed himself to be the greatest hunter in the world, much to the dismay of Hera, the wife of Zeus. She had a scorpion kill him, and Zeus put Orion into the sky as consolation. In another version, Orion is blinded for raping Merope, a granddaughter of the god Dionysis. He has to travel East to seek the sun's rays to recover his sight.
While the name Orion is steeped in Greek mythology, many cultures have been influenced by the story of this constellation. Orion has also associated with the Egyptian Pharaoh of the Fifth Dynasty called Unas. In Hungary, Orion is known as (magic) Archer (Íjász), or Scyther (Kaszás). Scandinavians refer to "Orion's belt" as Frigg's Distaff.