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The rabbit in the moon necklace
  • The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver
  • The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver
  • The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver
  • The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver
  • The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver
  • The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver

The rabbit in the moon, Mayan legend necklace in sterling silver

Immerse yourself in the captivating history of "The Rabbit in the Moon" necklace, a silver piece inspired by the Maya legend and drawn from the Borgia codex, a precious manuscript likely dating back to the 16th century, inherited from the Mixtec or Tlaxcaltec cultures of pre-Hispanic Mexico.

At the heart of this jewelry lies the motif of Metztli, the Aztec goddess of the moon, night, and farmers in Aztec cosmology. A metamorphosis of Coyolxauhqui or Tecciztecatl, she was revered for her ability to control the waters of the earth through the serpent she bore within her, thus holding the power to unleash storms and floods. But beyond her divine attributes, Metztli also embodies maternal love, offering nurturing protection to those who worshipped her.

In this representation, a gracefully curved crescent moon embraces the graceful silhouette of a rabbit, an image that has transcended ages and cultures across the world. The legends surrounding the presence of the rabbit on the moon are manifold and mysterious in pre-Columbian cultures, but one version tells that the gods, displeased with the equal brightness of the sun and the moon, projected a rabbit onto its face to obscure it, thus forming the silhouette we know today.

This necklace thus embodies the enchanting fusion of art, mythology, and nature, offering the wearer a deep connection with the mysteries of the cosmos and the fascinating tales that have dotted the history of humanity.

Metal: sterling silver.

Dimensions: about 3 x 3.8cm (or 1.18 x 1.5 inches).

Length of the necklace: about 90 cm.

Manufacturing time: 5 business days.

As we currently dwell in Mexico, provide a period of 3 to 6 weeks to receive your order for free with normal post service. Thank you for taking this information into account before ordering in our shop. At checkout, you will also have the option of choosing an express shipping. (please, read the complete conditions of shipping here).

You have a question? Contact us.

I hope you will love this jewel as much as I enjoyed creating it.

By Emmanuelle Guyon.

Tags : necklace, Maya, rabbit, legend, Pre-Hispanic, Pre-Columbian, America, Mexico, Mexican, Mexican jewelry, glyph, archaeology, codex, Aztec, Mextli, Mixtec, goddess, mythology, serpent, cosmology, moon, astronomy, Tlaxcaltec, Borgia, sun, moon goddess, water, mythology, love, Coyolxauhqui, Tecciztecatl,