1970s Large Gold Turtle Necklace
1970s large gold turtle necklace. Turtle measures 5.25 by 2.5 inches. Chain is 24 inches long. Signed @MrWe.
Symbolism of Turtles in many cultures:
The turtle is a sacred figure in Native American symbolism as it represents Mother Earth. The meaning of the Turtle symbol signifies good health and long life. The turtle has great longevity living up to 150 years. The hard shell of the turtle represents perseverance and protection.
In the far east, the turtles shell was a symbol of heaven and the square underside was a symbol of Earth. This meant that the turtle was an animal whose magic united heaven and Earth.
Hindu mythology - the tortoise Chukwa supports the world. The turtle also represents the creator and holder of the Earth and everything it contains.
Japanese – The turtle is a symbol of good fortune and longevity. The turtle is an positive omen bringing 10,000 years of happiness.
Chinese – The turtle carries the world on its back. This is a symbol of fertility, vitality, and great patience. The Chinese believed these animals foretold future events. They are the third animal of four that represents water and was thought to be a model of the world. Its upper shell curved like the heavens and its lower shell was flat (the way the Chinese at the time believed the Earth was). They read the future in the pattern on the tortoise shell.
Polynesian – The turtle symbolized fertility and long life.
African – The turtle originated ju ju and appears in fertility rites. It represents the feminine to the serpent’s masculine power.
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