mystic falcon with all seeing eye double sided pendant necklace
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This mystical necklace ... symbolizes strength, spirit & vision and features a double sided pendant with a wing spread falcon on one side and an all seeing eye symbol on the other - paired with tiny matte czech glass beads and an antiqued silver plated chain.
The pendant measures approx. 1-3/8" wide by 3/8" high (at the centre), and hangs from a lovely bead and antique silver plated approx. 20" chain. It incorporates a lobster clasp for easy opening.
* please note: this listing is for one necklace only. Each side of the pendant is shown in the photos with multiple necklaces.
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away lived a king who received two Peregrine falcons as a gift.
This was a very honorable offering as the falcons were exquisite, and would make noble companions as the king hunted his royal grounds.
The king passed the falcons off to his gamekeeper and instructed him to train the raptors for next hunt.
The gamekeeper set about training the two Peregrine’s. One bird performed exceedingly well. However, the second bird excelled not at all. In fact, the bird never moved off its branch!
The gamekeeper was flummoxed, so he recruited the advice of an avian expert. After inspecting the bird who would not fly, the expert diagnosed it as perfectly healthy and sound. He was baffled as to why the bird would not fly.
Left with no other choice, the gamekeeper approached the king about the flightless falcon. Never turning down a good challenge, the king sent out an announcement to every village, town and rural residence within the kingdom. He set a high reward to anyone who could make the grounded falcon take flight.
Hundreds came to surmise the flightless falcon. Some tried luring the bird off its branch with bits of meat. Others chanted and sang in hopes to inspire the bird to fly. Still others poked at the bird (which was a big mistake, as falcon bit the fingers that poked at him!).
After many days of challenges and many disappointments, all attempts to prompt the raptor to fly off its branch failed.
Then came an old woman from the furthest outreaches of the kingdom. Since she kept to herself, cloistered in her small hovel, few residents in the kingdom knew anything about her. She was weathered, disheveled and smelled faintly of bog water.
As the old woman approached the falcon, she drew out a wicked-sharp blade from the folds of her garment. The crowd gasped. Would she kill the king’s falcon!?
Hardly. She used the blade to hack off the end of the branch the falcon had been stubbornly sitting upon all this time.
In a flash, the falcon’s wings unfurled, and it took off into the skies with stunning glory, grace and power.
The king marveled over the sight!
‘Woman, How did you know my falcon would take flight if you cut the branch?‘ The king asked.
From leathery lips, the wizened woman replied:
“Some souls need to be reminded, they have wings.”