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St.Piran Celtic Cross Pendant – Fine Cornish Pewter

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SKU: JY-PD-0040

3 in stock

This ornate Celtic Cross is dedicated to St.Piran, the Patron Saint of Cornwall

Made by St.Justin from fine Cornish Pewter.

Width: 37mm Height: 63mm

Chain length: 27 inch (69cm) of surgical steel

£20.00

3 in stock

Product Description

HISTORY & LEGEND

St.Piran is the patron saint of Cornwall and Tin Miners (Cornwall was the primary source of tin in Britain)
He was born in Ireland in the 6th Century and was known for his miraculous deeds. His journey to Cornwall from Ireland is a wondrous legend. It is said that tribal kings were afraid of his powers, captured him, put a millstone around his neck and threw him into the sea from a cliff. As he fell thunder and lightening raged but the storm ceased when he was in the sea and the millstone didn't pull him under.  Instead he used it to float all the way to Cornwall. He landed on the beach of Perranporth (named after him). There he built a chapel and continued his good works.
The Celtic Cross carved from stone can be found throughout the British Isles with some beautiful examples in Ireland and Scotland, many  ten feet or more high. The ones in existence are dated back to the 5th Century.
There are many theories to the symbolism but it can be assumed the Celtic cross symbolises the bridge to higher energies and planes of existence. It represents the relationship between the celestial realm (vertical axis) and the earthly plane (horizontal axis). The circle around the cross symbolises both the Wheel of Life and the Sun. It is easy to see why the Celts easily adapted their ancient religious beliefs to the ideas of Christianity.

 

 

Additional information

Brands

St Justin

Design

Crosses

Metal

Pewter

Origins

Cornwall, England

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