Orphic Egg

Crafted in resin and measures 11 1/2 inches tall by 4 inches across. It would make a great altar piece or focal point for meditation.

The ancient symbol of the Orphic Mysteries (Dionysos is the principle Orphic deity) was the serpent-entwined egg which signified Cosmos as encircled by the fiery Creative Spirit. The egg represents the soul of the philosopher; the serpent, the Mysteries. It also symbolizes the belief in the Greek Orphic religion that the universe originated from within a silver egg. The Orphic egg, and the spermatozoa both represent fertility and creation. The spermatozoa is symbolic of birth in the outer world; the Orphic egg symbolizes spiritual rebirth. This famous egg was consecrated to Bacchus in his mysteries. It was, says Plutarch, an image of the universe, which engenders everything, and contains everything in its bosom.

Item #: KEET5, Price: $43.50

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