Coral Tree of Life
Coral and brass pendant .With Chain.
Approx. size : 35 mm
Yggdrasil, the tree of life (Norse mythology). Its many roots and limbs keep all the different worlds together: Asgard, Midgard, Helheim, Niflheim, Muspellheim, Svartalfheim, Alfheim, Vanaheim and Jotunheim. Below its roots there is the spring that fills Mimisbrunnr, the well of wisdom, guarded by Mimir.
Coral was already used in the Middle Ages to protect the carrier against evil eye. In the XVIIIth century, Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, King of Naples, carried a coral amulet. When facing someone who he suspected had bad intentions against him, he would place the amulet of coral in their face, nullifying the power of the gaze...