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Selene's Dagger

Selene's Dagger

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Selene, the goddess of the moon in Greek mythology, is a figure of beauty and mystery. Known for her ethereal presence and graceful nature, Selene is often depicted as a radiant woman with long flowing robes, her chariot drifting silently across the night sky. She is associated with the moon's cycles, from the gentle glow of the waxing moon to the serene light of the full moon and the shadowed beauty of the waning moon. Selene's influence extends beyond the celestial realm, as she is believed to have power over the tides and even human emotions.

This hair dagger features a moon to symbolize Selene's association with the lunar cycles and a genuine labradorite (moonstone) inlay.

The flower is a Queen of the Night, also known as the Night-blooming cereus, is a type of flower known for its striking beauty and unique blooming behavior. This flower belongs to several different species of cacti that bloom only at night, usually for a very short period of time. The flowers are typically white and have a strong, sweet fragrance that attracts pollinators such as moths and bats.

One of the most famous species of Queen of the Night flowers is the Selenicereus grandiflorus, which is native to Central and South America. This particular species is prized for its large, showy flowers that open only at night and wither by morning. The Queen of the Night flower has become a symbol of mystery and beauty due to its nocturnal blooming habits and exquisite scent. This the species featured in the dagger and is a nod to Mom, who stays up all night each summer when hers is about to bloom. I've included photos of her flowers! 

As the sister of Helios, the sun god, and Eos, the dawn goddess, Selene plays a vital role in the daily cycle of the ancient world. While Helios ushers in the light of day and Eos heralds the dawn, Selene's gentle radiance blankets the world in silver moonlight, casting a peaceful glow over the nighttime landscape. She is often revered as a symbol of femininity, intuition, and the hidden aspects of existence. Selene's connection to the night sky and the natural world underscores her importance as a divine presence in ancient Greek mythology.

In art and literature, Selene is portrayed as a symbol of grace, wisdom, and the enduring power of the moon. Her mythological stories often involve themes of love, longing, and the passage of time. From her romantic involvement with the mortal shepherd Endymion to her eternal journey through the night sky, Selene embodies the enigmatic beauty and tranquility of the moon. As a goddess of both light and darkness, Selene represents the cyclical nature of life and the ever-changing aspects of the human experience.

The hair dagger measures approximately 6.5 inches long and is made of a zinc and steel blend. 


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