Medium Braid Horse Bracelet
We carry this horse bracelet made in the style of a Celtic torc, because the Celts were supreme horsemen. The horse was a significant symbol for them, and also may have represented kingship. The horse was also associated with Epona, the Celtic goddess of fruitfulness.
Hand-crafted in medium braid (12 gauge) bronze or silver.
- Medium Braid (12 Gauge)
- Heavy Braid (10 Gauge)
- Approximately 5/16 inch (8 mm) thick
- Strong and flexible
- Hand-crafted in bronze or silver
Epona and Celtic Horses
The Celtic goddess Epona protected horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules. Throughout the ancient world, horses acted as an important mode of transportation before the invention of cars. Ancient Chinese nobles often buried their emperors with horses and chariots. You can imagine horses were highly esteemed in much the way cars are today. With that in mind, it’s no wonder the goddess Epona was so important in Gallo-Roman religion. People often placed images of Epona in their stables. The British Museum holds a Roman bronze statue of Epona flanked by a mare and stallion that was found in England. Our horse bracelet is a great way to pay homage to an important animal from ancient history, and to your Celtic ancestors.