David Stepan - Bee 1/2" Diameter Earring 4B Brass


Bee 1/2" diameter earring (4B) in salvage brass with sterling silver ear wires. Very sweet little earrings.

In ancient mythology across all cultures, the honey bee was believed to be the sacred insect that bridged the natural world to the underworld. A universal symbol of ethical virtues, such as diligence, sociability, purity, cleanliness, wisdom, and creativity. In Ancient Egypt, the tears of the Sun God Ra turned into bees upon touching the ground. In Ancient Greece, honey bees were a cult symbol for Artemis, the virgin huntress, and goddess of wild nature. In Christian allegory, Honeybee often represented the Virgin Mary, also known as the "Queen of the Bees" in Catholicism. One of the most diverse pantheons of bee and honey symbolism is in India. The Rig-Veda compiled between around 2000 BC contains many mentions of bees and honey.