Ancient Celtic Ritual Bronze Sickle
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Cast bronze Celtic ritual sickle with a beautiful dark green patina. The Roman author Pliny the Elder described the Celtic ritual gathering of mistletoe which was found growing on an oak tree. A Druid, dressed in white, cut the mistletoe using a sickle and allowed it to fall on to a white piece of cloth. This ritual took place on the 6th night after the new moon. From this account, we see that the Druids held some importance to the color white, and used a sickle. We prefer white robes for our clergy in ritual and have adopted the sickle for our use. We also set aside the 6th night of the moon for our Mistletoe Rite.
Hallstatt Culture (about 800 to 475BC)
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 10 inches (26 cm).
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- 800 to 475BC
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