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Revontulet
Revontulet
Revontulet
Revontulet
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Revontulet

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Sterling Silver Handcrafted Labradorite Pendant & Chain.
Revontulet, the Finnish word for the Northern Lights, translates as Fox Fires.

"The firefox – tulikettu – is a mythical and elusive creature of the north coveted by hunters. Legend has it that a person who catches the firefox would be rich and famous beyond belief. As it runs along the fells, the fox’s flaming tail whips crystals of snow into the sky and the fur scratches the trees, setting the skies on fire. There is a small element of truth in this explanation as fur can be charged with static energy, producing sparks. Indigenous Canadians had similar ideas about the fur of the caribou. Another explanation for revontulet is the word “repo”, used by the migrant Forest Finns, meaning a spell. Thus, the auroras were spellfires, caused by forces of darkness and light waging war in the sky."

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Pendant 20.5mm across 32.7mm long including bail
45cm Oxidised Cable Chain

Please Note: This piece has been Oxidised, Antiqued and Strategically Damaged to give the appearance of an old piece found at an excavation site.