The Bear Pendant with sun symbol on his belly is the Mountain Guardian and incarnation of the Goddess Artemis. 1" across, shown here in Sterling Silver with a 5mm Hematite.
Symbolism and Meaning of the Bear
To the First Peoples of North America the bear is the guardian of the mountain country. Travelers passing through, or people living in the high country need to make offerings to Grandfather-Grandmother Bear and thereby experience welcome and blessing as well as a feeling of being "at home," an experience of well-being that comes in being at peace with the guardian spirit of a place. In European lore, Bear was the incarnation of the beautiful Goddess Artemis whose constellation is Ursa Major, the great She-Bear of the pole star.
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