Dedicated to SULIS MINERVA, the Great Mother Goddess of my Celtic Romano-British and ancient Proto-Indo-European ancestors. My own personal patroness of consciousness, linked with both memory and mind, SULIS MINERVA is a goddess of sight, insight, foresight, visioning, understanding, intelligence, intellectual pursuits, thinking, learning, remembering, mindfulness, peace of mind, wisdom, strategy, strategic warfare, arts, crafts, trade, commerce and coinage.
In localized Celtic Britain (especial at the Bath thermal spring now in Somerset), SULIS means "eye" and "vision". Cognate with Old Irish súil "eye, gap", SULIS is thought by many linguists to be derived from a Proto-Celtic word *sūli- which may be related to various Indo-European words for "sun" (cf. Homeric Greek ηέλιος, Sanskrit sūryah "sun", from Proto-Indo-European *suh2lio-).
Like in the mythology of Greek Athena, MINERVA burst forth fully formed and battle clad from her father Jupiter's head. From Latin Minerva, from Etruscan, originally from Proto-Indo-European *men-es-wehâ‚‚, extended from the stem *men-s- (â€œmindâ€) (Sanskrit à¤®à¤¨à¤¸à¥ (manas, â€œmindâ€), compare manas-vin- (â€œfull of mind or senseâ€)), ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European *men- (â€œto thinkâ€). The word mens is built from the Proto-Indo-European root *men- 'mind' (linked with memory as in Greek Mnemosyne/μνημοσύνη and mnestis/μνῆστις: memory, remembrance, recollection, manush in Sanskrit meaning mind). MINERVA is also known as 'She Who Measures.'
Stunning and brightly elegant, Lori's "Kelten Kandles Heirloom Heritage"™ SULIS MINERVA is honored with 10 kinds of crystals and gemstones, including Helidor (Golden Beryl), Baltic Amber, Fire Agate, Spessartite Garnet, Turritella Agate, Citrine Madeira, Bloodstone, Blood Red Calcite, Jade and Tangerine Aura Quartz Points. Artisan crafted with a creamy rich, superior quality, premier luxury blend of coconut apricot crème (light golden) wax, essential and phthalate-free aromatic oils, and cotton wick, SULIS MINERVA comes in an ornately detailed vintage style amber gold glass container featuring an artful original blend of Sunflower, Frankincense, Floral Accords, Amber and other select scents.
Candle contains no soy, palm or paraffin waxes.
Container measures approximately 3" across by 4" tall, 10 oz. (283 g) wax volume.
Option to add gift box with ribbon, tissue paper and small gift card (back of card is blank for your personal message) with envelope.
Each candle is made to order. Shown is a representative candle using Lori's KELTEN KANDLES™ luxury line crafting techniques. Please allow for natural variation.