The ancient ideogram of the Goddess's name, Inanna's knot is the agricultural symbol of reeds representing fertility and abundance. As the scripts are written, Inanna and the shepherd Dumuzi were joined in a sacred marriage on the spring equinox, establishing the fertility of the land and the people. This sacred marriage became ritual ceremony, wherein a High Priestess, acting as Inanna, adorned in jewelry perhaps similar to these earrings, and a King, representing Dumuzi would reenact the union on the Ziggurat, or temple, grounds in a joyous beer-filled celebration of the Goddess's sexual and fertile force.
DETAILS: Approx. 2 1/4" long, post back closure, available in sterling silver or 24K gold vermeil over sterling silver. A weightier pair of statement earrings. Adornments are handmade, resulting in subtle differences and natural imperfections for an ancient feel.
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