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Happy Winter Solstice

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Post by mermaidspurse Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:59 am

From today on, the daylight journey of the sun-chariot in the northern hemisphere will become longer and longer every day! Wishing you a great winter-solstice and a very Merry Christmas!

Happy Winter Solstice Sun_ch10

Here's a somewhat lengthy description of the design behind today's bracelet Sleep Laughing !

The Sun Chariot of Trundholm is a late Bronze Age artefact, which was discovered in 1902 in the Trundholm moor near Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark, where we spent a wonderful week in November and I was deeply impressed by the copy of the chariot in the local museum (the original is on display in Copenhagen).
The Sun Chariot illustrates the idea that the sun was drawn on it's eternal journey by a divine horse. A sun image and the horse have been placed on wheels to symbolize the motion of the sun.

Sunrise
The fish pulls the rising sun up from the night-ship to the morning-ship.

Early Morning
For a while the fish is allowed to sail on with the morning-ship as it starts it journey across the sky.

Mid morning
The fish is to be devoured by a bird of prey while the sun-horse picks up the task of carrying the sun across the sky aboard a chariot.

Late Morning
The sun-horse prepares to take the sun from the morning-ship.

Noon
The sun-horse carries the sun on its onward journey across the sky aboard a chariot.

Early afternoon
The sun-horse and chariot land on the sun-ship.

Mid afternoon
The sun is taken over by the snake who protects it on the sun-ship.

Late afternoon
The snake conceals the sun in its spiral curls so that it can lead the sun down below the horizon.

Sunset
The night ship arrives to carry the sun into the underworld. The sun is no longer visible as it starts its journey through the underworld.

Midnight
The fish swims with the night ship in order to accompany it to the eastern horizon in readiness for sunrise.

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Post by Fleur Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:23 am

Brilliant, TFS!
The solstice is a magic date and you've made the perfect bracelet.
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Post by Smaug Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:25 am

Brilliant and beautiful!

Happy Solstice and a Merry Christmas to you too!
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Post by Anita Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:38 am

Beautiful MMP. sunny

Solstice greetings to you all.
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Post by polarchick Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:26 am

Oh this is wonderful, I love it!
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Post by TrollRose Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:33 am

Merry Christmas MMP and TFS your wonderful design and it's story Very Happy
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Post by Catsworld Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:37 am

Great MMP-Design! sunny Very Happy and the best, from now on, days are getting longer and my time of the year is nearing...reason to celebrate! cheers queen flower Hurray

Merry X-mas!
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Post by Trollperle Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:05 pm

A truly magical and meaningful design! A very happy Winter Solstice and Merry Christmas to you, too rendeer
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Post by Pandabee(uk) Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:13 pm

I love it MMP sunny!!
Welcome back sunlight, it's all uphill from here!!

Merry Christmas santa Happy Winter Solstice 3407708837too!
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Post by iluvbeads Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:51 pm

Your designs have so much meaning....love your story.

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Post by bubbagump Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:14 pm

Beautiful as always. I always love your posts. Smile
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Post by DblJJ Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:45 pm

MMP you have out done yourself again. Beautiful story and design.

Merry Christmas and more sunlight what could be better.
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Post by AmongGumTrees Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:40 pm

Beautiful bracelet! I love everything about it - the colours, shapes/textures, and the story Smile
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Post by Fuzzyfeet Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:54 pm

Love the bracelet and explanation.

Solstice is very special, although it will be very cold for a while, at least we will gradually get more light sunny
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Post by Mabel Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:28 pm

This is so great - I love to see your beautiful bracelet and the story behind! sunny
Happy solstice and a merry christmas to you too!! sunny
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Post by troll2011 Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:09 am

So much thought that went into this bracelet. Brilliant!!! Hurray

Merry Christmas to everyone rendeer

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Post by LindaJo Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:10 am

I just keep coming back to look at this again! It's wonderful, MMP.
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