Knot of Hercules

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Handmade in Sterling Silver 925 at our workshop in Athens.

The marriage-knot or knot of Hercules, a strong knot created by two intertwined ropes.

Varenummer 2012 Categories , ,

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The marriage-knot or knot of Hercules, a strong knot created by two intertwined ropes. Originated as a healing charm in ancient Egypt but is best known for its use in ancient Greece and Rome as a protective amulet, most notably as a wedding symbol, incorporated into the protective girdles worn by brides, which were ceremonially untied by the new groom. In the old days in Greece, there were many arranged marriages. This is not the case today where love has triumphed old standards.

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Sterling silver 925

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