Peter is believed to have been crucified upside down at his own request, as he did not feel worthy to die the same way as Jesus. Therefore many Christian sects use this cross as a symbol of humility.
Peter was an early missionary in Asia Minor and the Roman Empire. He founded the Church of Rome with Paul. Emperor Nero saw this new church as a threat and began a campaign to eradicate the troublemakers. Peter was imprisoned, tortured and finally crucified.
Such was his faith, it is believed, that he succeeded in persuading his sadistic captors to change from the normal way of executing prisoners.
Sometimes this cross is called Satan’s Cross because it points downward to Hell. But this is a misnomer for two reasons: Firstly, Hell isn’t physically ‘down’ any more than Heaven is ‘up’. And secondly, Satan was not crucified. This inverted cross is sometimes used by Satanists to mock the Latin Cross and its meaning.
For Pagans, the upside down cross resembles the Icelandic and Nordic hammer of Thor.
For Christians, as mentioned above, the upside down cross is a reminder to Christians of Peter’s incredible display of humility.
Embrace your own meaning of this symbol with this handmade pendant! It’s made of warm copper and has intricate crafted patterns.
The measurements are as follows:
5.6cm long (2.2 inches)
3.2cm wide (1.3 inches)
The piece will be sent with an adjustable black cotton strap but it also looks great with any metal chain (silver, gold, bronze…etc).
It would make a very unique addition to your collection!
If you have any questions feel free to ask!
Happy buying 🙂