2010/03/21

"The Magical Abracadabra pendant"

The Adin Museum Of Fairy Tale Artifacts proudly presents:

Victorian pendant in neo-Egyptian style with esoteric abracadabra text by Victor Hugo



"The Magical Abracadabra pendant"

Once upon a time... a long long time ago, people used to hang a piece of parchment around their neck with the word Abracadabra written down in a triangular pattern to be protected from various diseases and to be cured of fever to lead the evil energy to the ground.

The first known mention of the word ABRACADABRA was in the 2nd century AD in a Roman poem called "De Medicina Praecepta". Abracadabra sounds as the Aramaic word “Abrahadabra” which roughly translates into "I will create as I speak." it could also derive from the Hebrew “Abreg ad hãbra” meaning “strike dead with thy lightning”.

On the other side of the pendant we can read "De vos mains grossières, Parmi des poussières, Écrivez, sorcières : Abracadabra" which translates to “Witches with your raugh hands, write in the dust : Abracadabra”. This is from a text from Victor Hugo's “Odes et ballades 14”. Victor Hugo is also the author of the famous “Les Miserables”.

This pendant is simply loaded with symbolism. We also can recognize a double headed bird and two flying scarabs. Not that we know the symbolic link with the turquoise that is used but we are pretty sure it has been used for some symbolic reason too.






Antiqualy yours,
The Adin team
www.adin.be



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