Jeweled Celtic Wolf Torc

 

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Description

“The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength the wolf is the pack.”

-Rudyard Kipling

 

Design Details

Our Jeweled Wolf Torc is constructed with a heavy braid of wire, and is approximately 5/8 inch (10 mm) thick. It has a sterling silver braid, a bronze head with a silver fur, and is set with your choice of blood-red garnet, regal amethyst, pale blue topaz or golden citrine for its eyes.

 

Which Torc Is Right For You?

We offer four versions of the Celtic Wolf Torc: lightmedium, heavy and jeweled.

We also offer a Norse Wolf Torc in the extra-heavy braid.

 

Historical Inspiration

Despite its ferocious and terrifying reputation as a murderous creature, the wolf is actually a very intelligent and social animal, honorable and loyal to its pack. They are skilled hunters, cunning problem-solvers, and fearless warriors in battle.

Roman legend has it that two founding brothers were raised and suckled by a she-wolf. Her name was Lupa, an immortal she-goddess of the Romans. And the two brothers she raised, Romulus and Remus, went on to found the great city of Rome.

The Celts believed the wolf to be a divine creature who ruled over the winter months, overseeing a period of death and purification, which the Celts believed to be necessary in order for the world to be reborn in the spring. The wolf was also a companion of Cerridwen, godddess of the Moon, and it was said the wolf would hunt down the sun and gobble it up so that the moon’s power would come forth.

In Norse mythology, Odin had two wolf companions named Freki and Geri. Much like Odin’s ravens, Huginn and Muninn, Freki and Geri also offered Odin otherworldly wisdom. They did this in by traveling far ahead of Odin on foot and then returning to report any news they learned. This allowed Odin to know of the best hunting grounds, as well as the status of the people. Odin’s wolves would also join him on the battlefield, and were one among many supernatural creatures who aided the Valkyries in transporting fallen warriors to Valhalla.

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