8. Viking Fairy Necklace Häxa
Viking Fairy Necklace – Häxa.
The pendant is a decent size, and flat not 3D and the image is made of acrylic so it does not remove. Its super pretty! It is accompanied by a chain.
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Viking Fairy Necklace Häxa
FUN TRIVIA: Häxa is the Swedish word for Witch. This little fairy is worn in honour of these women who were accused of this noncense started by the Roman religion of Christianity which was originally formed by the Roman Catholic church. It is worn or given to those who need to stand strong against tyranny or oppressors of women.
The western European witch trials occurred between the years 1450 and 1700 but occurred with more frequency in the 17th century. The inquisitors Henricus Institoris and Jakob Sprenger wrote Malleus maleficarum, also called “Häxhammaren” or The Witch Hammer, in 1487. This was a guidebook on how to disclose, convict and condemn witches. The “Häxhammaren” made women a prime target for the witch hunters by focusing on their tendency for witchcraft and devil-worship. The witch-hunts started in the southern Alp regions of Europe and spread throughout the continent. Germany (or more correctly, the Holy Roman Empire) was probably the most active in its pursuit and execution of witches. The accused were sentenced to death for witchcraft and burned at the stake.
In Sweden, a series of witch trials and executions began in 1668 and lasted 8 years, ending in 1676. They were very intensive in a zone stretching from the province of Bohuslän on the west cost, over the provinces of Värmland and Dalarna to Hälsingland and Ångermanland on the east coast. Torsåker probably suffered the most
|Dimensions||2.5 × 2.5 × .24 cm|