This stunning athame or ritual knife has been lovingly crafted from Devon Silver Birch wood and an upcycled vintage silver plated fish knife with a floral design. Ideal for rituals and ceremonial use or as decoration on your altar. Many people choose to use an athame instead of a wand for some ceremonies.
We were drawn to decorate this athame with the Spiral Goddess symbol, ferns to represent unfurling growth and the words Nurture written in Runes.
Silver Birch has a very female energy and is considered to be a Goddess tree, the symbol of summer ever-returning. Known as the “giving tree” birch contains the essence of truth and birth. Birch gives the essence of truth and in Druid and Celtic mythologies Birch is valued as the tree of inception and beginnings. Birch is also a wood with great powers to purify and discipline. It is is associated with the element of water and is a tree of the sun and the planet Venus. Birch is a sacred Celtic tree and governs the time from 24th December to 20th January. It is one of the first trees to naturally establish in cleared forests and the Druids associated this wood with the white stag.
Birch being a Celtic sacred tree we have also added the Ogham symbol of beith to the athame for added strength and connection to the tree.
The athame has then been lightly waxed with our own natural beeswax, olive oil and lavender hand-blended wax and given a little polish. Size approx length 26cm / 10".
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