Crafty Celts Jewelry - Torcs

Lion torc
Bronze Lion Torc

Lion Torc detail
Lion Torc detail

Lion Torc

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Be sure to measure at the base of the neck and to give us the WHOLE measurement. Do not try to adjust for the gap in the front of the torc.

The first labor for the Greek hero Heracles was to rid the Nemean plain of the wild, enormous and extremely ferocious beast known as the Nemean Lion. Heracles set out to find the monster, which roamed the land of Argolis. Armed with his bow and arrows, and his club. Hunting through the Nemean forest trying to find the lion's lair, he suddenly stopped in his tracks when he heard a fearsome roar. Heracles turned and saw the huge lion rushing toward him. Quick as a flash Heracles drew his bow and released an arrow, but it failed to harm the lion; the skin of this creature could not be penetrated by even the sharpest of points. The lion pounced, but Heracles was ready, smashing his heavy club into the oncoming monster, stunning it. Realizing no weapon could kill this monster, Heracles wrapped his great arms around the lion's neck and strangled it to death. Once the huge monster was dead Heracles skinned the beast and threw its pelt over himself as a cloak, as both trophy and powerful armor.

Our lion torc is constructed with an extra heavy braid of wire, and is approximately 5/8 inch (16 mm) thick. Available in bronze or sterling silver.

Due to the hand-crafted nature of our items, orders may take 4-6 weeks to deliver. Please be patient. You are going to love it when it arrives!

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