Rainbow Snake Necklace




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I made this necklace as a reference to the famous Rainbow Snake/ Rainbow Serpent - a very important deity in the mythology of Australian Aboriginals.

The necklace has a long pendant attached which shows faceted Czech glass beads in the colours of the rainbow. The bead pendant suspends a shiny snake pendant.

The pendant is attached to a 55cm long cable chain (solid stainless steel) which has a little four-leaf-clover charm attached next to the lobster claw clasp.

Total length of the pendant is 9cm.

- The Rainbow Snake is a common deity in the mythology and a common motif in the art of Aboriginal Australia. It is named for the obvious identification between the shape of a rainbow and the shape of a snake. When the rainbow is seen in the sky, it is said to be the Rainbow Serpent moving from one waterhole to another, and the divine concept explained why some waterholes never dried up when drought struck. The rainbow snake is one of the most common and well known aboriginal stories, very important to their society. The Rainbow Serpent is one of the oldest continuing religious beliefs in the world and continues to be a cultural influence today.

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