The Amber Tears of Mokosh Ritual Choker

CAD $450.00

Mokosh is the protector of women’s work and of women’s destiny, she is a goddess of fertility, water, and women in old Ukrainian mythology. According to folk belief she shears sheep and spins thread. The name itself is derived from the word combination maty kota‘mother of the cat,’ that is, ‘mother of good fortune.’ She is related to Hecate and Aphrodite in classical mythology and to Zhyva and Morena in the western Slavic mythology. Mokosh is mentioned in the Primary Chronicle as among the chief gods, which include Perun, Khors, Dazhboh, and Stryboh. Some scholars believe that Mokosh was Perun’s wife. She is depicted with a cornucopia on the Zbruch idol. In the 14th to 16th centuries her cult was transformed into that of Saint Parasceve, and 10 November (28 October os) was assigned as her feast day.

This necklace is strung like a Ukrainian korali necklace. Beaded necklaces (namysto) are one of the oldest forms of women’s ornaments in Ukraine. They have many names – monysto, busy, korali – testifying to their long history and important role in Ukrainian culture. They are not just adornments, but also carried deep symbolic significance.Traditionally, there are two types of neck jewelry: a string of beads called namysto, and coins called dukach. Combined together, they form a monysto or sometimes widely refereed to as namysto. Common materials are metals, stones (with corals often used to symbolize youth and health), wood, leather, glass, etc. They were generally protective or informative, for instance, they could tell how wealthy the family was as since six strings of coral beads could cost as much as a pair of oxen). The colour red symbolizes protection, beauty, vitality, fertility and strength in the old-Slavic traditions.

Warm to the touch and often containing insect fragments it was believed to contain the very essence of life itself – the animating principle. It had associations with time, cycles and longevity. As it once was a living substance, it is related to spirit. Slavic tribes thought amber magical because of its warm feel, its lightness and luster. Some believed amber was the petrified tears of gods.

Amber amulets were worn as protection from diseases and against being killed in a battle. People believed that amber “pulled out” a disease from the body and “attracted” good luck – in the same way as it attracts small objects if you slightly rub it. It was believed that amber adornments averted misfortune, kept its owner safe from black magic, cast out devils, guarded one from the evil eye, brought luck in love, and made it’s owner stronger and cleverer. An amber necklace was placed on children to prevent kidnapping as it extends general protection to the wearer, especially children. Beaded amber necklaces are still a traditional gift for a child.

As amber is often harvested from the sea it is also associated with fertility, life and catharsis. It is alleged to relieve depression, anxiety, and promotes joy. In Latvia, bands of amber rings were used in wedding ceremonies to ensure an eternal bond. Today, amber represents renewed fidelity in marriage.

In present day, medicines containing Succinic Acid have been manufactured and patented, especially in the USA and Russia. Of particular value are pharmaceuticals preventing the aging of human cells, which use succinic acid as an inhibitor (an agent slowing down or totally stopping the loss of) of potassim ions and an antioxidant. Therefore, the acid may be called a scientifically described, modern elixir of youth. Succinic acid is also a valuable product for sportspeople. It is not a stimulant improving one’s effort on a single event basis, but rather a stimulator of a balanced, comprehensive development. Dr. Veniamin Khazanov of the RAS’ Institute of Pharmacology at the Tomsk Scientific Center wrote: “For aged people, succinic acid has proved to be indispensable. It is capable of restoring the energy balance at the cellular level, which is often upset as the years go by, and helps the patient regain his youthful energy.” He says also that it has proven the equal or better of many commercial drugs and is significantly less expensive. Further, research at the University of Hamburg, Germany confirms the safe and positive effects of succinic and fumaric acids in cellular metabolism.

Natural Baltic Amber has unique properties unlike any other amber in the world because it contains Succinic Acid which is a is a bio-stimulant and has been used for ages to promote healing.

This beautiful set is comprised of four 9.5 inch Faceted Dark Cognac Amber strands all connected with a beautiful amber clasp

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*Warning* Adult Wear Only!

All of our Baltic Amber pieces are for adult use only and not meant for children or babies to wear. All necklaces no matter what kind are strangulation hazards.

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Weight400 g
Dimensions7 × 10 × 5 cm
Jewellery

Approx 19 inches from end to end

Description

Mokosh is the protector of women’s work and of women’s destiny, she is a goddess of fertility, water, and women in old Ukrainian mythology. According to folk belief she shears sheep and spins thread. The name itself is derived from the word combination maty kota‘mother of the cat,’ that is, ‘mother of good fortune.’ She is related to Hecate and Aphrodite in classical mythology and to Zhyva and Morena in the western Slavic mythology. Mokosh is mentioned in the Primary Chronicle as among the chief gods, which include Perun, Khors, Dazhboh, and Stryboh. Some scholars believe that Mokosh was Perun’s wife. She is depicted with a cornucopia on the Zbruch idol. In the 14th to 16th centuries her cult was transformed into that of Saint Parasceve, and 10 November (28 October os) was assigned as her feast day.

This necklace is strung like a Ukrainian korali necklace. Beaded necklaces (namysto) are one of the oldest forms of women’s ornaments in Ukraine. They have many names – monysto, busy, korali – testifying to their long history and important role in Ukrainian culture. They are not just adornments, but also carried deep symbolic significance.Traditionally, there are two types of neck jewelry: a string of beads called namysto, and coins called dukach. Combined together, they form a monysto or sometimes widely refereed to as namysto. Common materials are metals, stones (with corals often used to symbolize youth and health), wood, leather, glass, etc. They were generally protective or informative, for instance, they could tell how wealthy the family was as since six strings of coral beads could cost as much as a pair of oxen). The colour red symbolizes protection, beauty, vitality, fertility and strength in the old-Slavic traditions.

Warm to the touch and often containing insect fragments it was believed to contain the very essence of life itself – the animating principle. It had associations with time, cycles and longevity. As it once was a living substance, it is related to spirit. Slavic tribes thought amber magical because of its warm feel, its lightness and luster. Some believed amber was the petrified tears of gods.

Amber amulets were worn as protection from diseases and against being killed in a battle. People believed that amber “pulled out” a disease from the body and “attracted” good luck – in the same way as it attracts small objects if you slightly rub it. It was believed that amber adornments averted misfortune, kept its owner safe from black magic, cast out devils, guarded one from the evil eye, brought luck in love, and made it’s owner stronger and cleverer. An amber necklace was placed on children to prevent kidnapping as it extends general protection to the wearer, especially children. Beaded amber necklaces are still a traditional gift for a child.

As amber is often harvested from the sea it is also associated with fertility, life and catharsis. It is alleged to relieve depression, anxiety, and promotes joy. In Latvia, bands of amber rings were used in wedding ceremonies to ensure an eternal bond. Today, amber represents renewed fidelity in marriage.

In present day, medicines containing Succinic Acid have been manufactured and patented, especially in the USA and Russia. Of particular value are pharmaceuticals preventing the aging of human cells, which use succinic acid as an inhibitor (an agent slowing down or totally stopping the loss of) of potassim ions and an antioxidant. Therefore, the acid may be called a scientifically described, modern elixir of youth. Succinic acid is also a valuable product for sportspeople. It is not a stimulant improving one’s effort on a single event basis, but rather a stimulator of a balanced, comprehensive development. Dr. Veniamin Khazanov of the RAS’ Institute of Pharmacology at the Tomsk Scientific Center wrote: “For aged people, succinic acid has proved to be indispensable. It is capable of restoring the energy balance at the cellular level, which is often upset as the years go by, and helps the patient regain his youthful energy.” He says also that it has proven the equal or better of many commercial drugs and is significantly less expensive. Further, research at the University of Hamburg, Germany confirms the safe and positive effects of succinic and fumaric acids in cellular metabolism.

Natural Baltic Amber has unique properties unlike any other amber in the world because it contains Succinic Acid which is a is a bio-stimulant and has been used for ages to promote healing.

This beautiful set is comprised of four 9″ Faceted Dark Cognac Amber strands all connected with a beautiful amber clasp