Danae Earrings

Regular Price £20.00

The Danae Earrings are doughnut disc shaped earrings. They have a central cut out and multiple oxidised leaf stamping. Fine silver, handcrafted and fairly traded direct from the producers.
1.5 cm diameter.
With a 3 cm drop from the ear lobe.
Earring hooks sterling silver.
You can coordinate with our Danae Pendant to complete the look.

The 10 Principles of Fair Trade are the ethos at the heart of Luna Tree Jewellery and have been a proud member of BAFTS (The British Association of Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers) since 2009

What’s in the name:

Danae was the daughter of King Acrisius of Argos and Queen Eurydice, in Greek mythology.

Acrisius was disappointed that he had no sons to give his throne, and asked an oracle for help. The answer he got was that his grandson would kill him. At that point, Danae was childless, and to keep the prophecy from coming true, Acrisius locked her in a tower. However, Zeus had seen Danae and had grown fond of her; so, during the night, he appeared to her in the form of golden rain and impregnated her. She gave birth to a baby, which she named Perseus.

When Acrisius found out what had happened, he was infuriated; however, he did not want to kill his grandson. So, he locked Danae and Perseus in a chest and threw it at sea. The chest drifted away and reached the island of Seriphos, where Dictys, a fisherman and the local ruler’s brother, helped the mother and the child. The king of Seriphos, Polydectes, fell in love with Danae and tried to forcefully marry her. However, Perseus did not let him. Furious, but also not wanting to outright kill Perseus, Polydectes said that he would stop pursuing his mother if Perseus would slay Medusa and bring back her head. So it happened, and Danae was saved.

 

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