This is such a happy and smile provoking bracelet! I have one and when I wear it, every time I look down on my wrist, I get a great big smile....let's face it butterflies are wonderful.
This one is a lovely link bracelet with a great and easy to use clasp. It is made of bronze and is hammered throughout.
SCIENCE & MYTH
Animal symbolism is a big deal in cultural identity. And the butterfly makes important appearances on the stage of human beliefs and understanding. Interestingly, in many cultures the butterfly is associated with the soul....further linking our meaning of faith with the butterfly.
There are dozens of myths and cultural beliefs that view the butterfly and the soul as one-in-the-same. In Greek myth, Psyche (which literally translates to mean "soul") is represented in the form of a butterfly. Befittingly, Psyche is forever linked with love as she and Eros (the Greek god of love, also known in Roman myth as Cupid) shared an endlessly passionate bond together - both hopelessly in love with the other.
Greece doesn't corner the market on associating the butterfly with the soul. Here are a few other ancient cultures that associated this elegant creature with the soul: Asian (central), Mexican (Aztec), New Zealand and Zaire
Christianity considers the butterfly as a symbol for the soul. To wit, the butterfly is depicted on ancient Christian tombs, as Christ has been illustrated holding a butterfly in Christian art.
It's connection with the soul is rather fitting. We are all on a long journey of the soul. On this journey we encounter endless turns, shifts, and conditions that cause us to morph into ever-finer beings. At our soul-journey's end we are inevitably changed - not at all the same as when we started on the path.
To take this analogy a step further, we can look again to the grace and eloquence of the butterfly and realize that our journey is our only guarantee. Our responsibility to make our way in faith, accept the change that comes, and emerge from our transitions as brilliantly as the butterfly.
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