Vintage Sun, Moon, and Star Stud Earrings
These Vintage Sun, Moon, and Star Stud Earrings are made of sterling silver. These asymmetrical stud earrings depict a sun on one, and a moon and star on the other.
To primitive man, they are the two celestial orbs that kept them company throughout their days and nights. Our ancestors looked to the skies for guidance and meaning. Ancient people tracked the paths the stars made through the heavens and the place where the sun and moon rose and set each day. They helped them navigate the seasons, and regulated their food production when they settled down from their wanderings. They became gods and goddesses to many peoples, the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Babylonians, Sumerians, and the Native Americans among them.
Ra was the falcon-headed Egyptian sun god. Legend has it that every day Ra captained the boat Mandjet “The Million Years” boat. It was crewed by gods who sailed it across the sky from east to west.
At night, Ra returned to the east via the underworld, where he brought light to the dead. It was a hazardous journey: Apep, the evil serpent god, tried to stop Ra by devouring him. Solar eclipses were thought to be the days when Apep almost caught Ra, but Ra always managed to escape.
In the Celtic pantheon, The crone Ceridwen is the goddess of the waning moon. Ceridwen’s name is derived from the Celtic word “cerru,” meaning cauldron. Like the Goddess herself, the cauldron symbolizes the transformative power of magic, wisdom, rebirth, and creative inspiration. She is a patron Goddess of witches and wizards and represents the moon, fertility, prophecy, and poetry.