|The Celtic Spiral|
What would you want to be sent off with you to the afterlife? What would others give you? What would it say about you? These were the questions I asked myself recently, when looking at burial goods in archaeology. The items that I would have included in my burial would be my Celtic spiral silver ring, the same design depicted above. It would demonstrate my Irish heritage, transition into the afterlife if there is one, and also my name, as it looks like an A. My hair would be drawn up in two hair pins at the side of my face, perhaps showing that I had long hair. Pearls at my neck to symbolize both my attachment to the water and my personal value. Chiffon and silk ruffled clothes would show my love of beautiful and feminine clothing. Sand from my home island would be scattered next to me, so that I would never be far from my first home. Preferably, I would want soil from my animal's graves placed with me, as I would want to be them in the afterlife (I love my animals, animals generally, and yes I believe that if people get an afterlife, so do they!). At my wrist I would wear a braided horsehair bracelet, made with my horse's hair, to represent my deep connection to her.
|My Beloved Horse: Beauty|