Complete your altar set with this finely-made chalice, engraved with an interwoven pentagram. With its graceful curved shape, it will occupy a place of honor in solitary or small group rituals.
The pentacle design is etched, and appears on front and back of cup.
Material: Silver-plated brass
Dimensions: 6 in (height), 3 in (rim diameter)
Clean with a soft cloth and silver polish or other product that's safe for silver. Avoid prolonged contact with acidic liquids.
About the Chalice
A chalice is a ritual cup used in Wiccan and other Pagan or magickal traditions. In may be used symbolically in a ritual, or to hold an actual drink, or both.
The chalice represents the element of Water. It is associated with blessings, enjoyment, the subconscious, the womb, divination and seership, and all forms of receptive magic.
On a Wiccan altar, the chalice stands for the feminine principle of the Divine, and the athame represents the masculine. When brought together they symbolize the Goddess and God in their union. The chalice may hold blessed water or wine, which may be ritually consumed or poured out as an offering.
The pentacle is an ancient symbol with many varied meanings. In modern Paganism, the pentagram, or five-pointed star, is said to represent the four elements united by Spirit. The pentagram is also an emblem of Man, with the five points representing the five senses and five points on the human body (head, arm, and legs). When enclosed in a circle, it is called a pentacle and symbolizes completeness, balance, and perfection.
The pentacle has always been regarded as a strongly protective emblem. In medieval times it was used to ward off evil spirits and magicians still use it to banish unwanted forces and energies. Many Wiccans and other Pagans use the pentacle as a protective seal or as a symbol of their faith and place in the Universe.
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