The Sun of Vergina is a symbol that was widely used by Ancient Greeks. The typical Sun of Vergina is a 16-pointed Sun. It can also be found in other styles: 12-pointed or 8-pointed. In the typical 16-pointed Sun, the 4 rays represent the 4 elements: Earth, Ocean, Fire and Air. The other 12 rays represent the 12 Gods of Olympus.
In every form, the Sun of Vergina symbolised Virginity. The goddess Athena was a Virgin, so this Sun was associated with her. We can also find this symbol associated with Apollo.
The sun of Vergina is also likely to be a solar symbol, being found in temple art depicting the sun God Helios.
This symbol is the continuation of the oldest ancient Greek symbol of the Sun, which also predominated on the Acropolis of Athens.
The Sun was also the most important symbol of the origin and continuation of all Hellenes: Arcadians, Athenians, Thessalians. Macedonians – their first God, before the Olympian Gods. The choice of this symbol was obvious and natural: one of the most vital elements on earth is the Sun – the source of life.
This pendant has been handmade from sterling 925 silver, and a handcarved Vergina Sun symbol has been placed in the centre, with a border around the edge to highlight its rays. Embrace your inner strength through the powerful Ancient Greek symbol! The measurements are as follows:
The piece will be sent with an adjustable black cotton strap but it also looks great with a silver chain.
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