The Awen is an ancient design used by the Druids of Olde.
This symbol has been recognized and harnessed by the Neo-Pagan movement
to symbolize the emanation of the Light,
brought into manifestation in the material world.
In his research Isaac Bonewits wrote about it’s use and lore:
In his words:
- “The sign of “the Three Rays” is used by members of the United Ancient Order of Druids, the Ancient Order of Druids, the Order of Bards Ovates & Druids, and many other followers of Druidry. It can be seen as symbolizing Sky Father Energy in balance with the Earth Mother energy of the Druid Sigil, as well as any of a thousand other sets of three ideas.”
Here a new version of the Awen.
In the original design,
the central “ray” of the Awen is exposed,
here in the new Winter version,
the Holly covers the stave and it appears below.
This additional feature reflects the idea
of how the light is obscured in the Winter only to re-emerge “un-looked for”;
the triumph of the Light.
The pine cones and the staves match the cones with pine wood.
The Small Winter Awen is three quarters of an inch;
the bail and jump ring is above the cluster of berries
for it to be hung by a chain or cord.
If you wish, I can enamel the berries for a more festive look.
To get your copy of this piece, please visit the Small Winter Awen Amulet page.