THE HARMONIA NECKLACE
Hephaestus, blacksmith of the Olympian gods, discovered his wife, Aphrodite, goddess of love, while having a sexual affair with Ares, the god of war. He became enraged and vowed to avenge himself for Aphrodite’s infidelity by cursing any lineage of children resulting from the affair. Aphrodite bore a daughter, Harmonia, from Ares’ seed. Harmonia grew up and was later betrothed to Cadmus of Thebes. Upon hearing of the royal engagement, Hephaestus presented Harmonia with an exquisite necklace and robe as a wedding gift. In some versions of the myth, only the necklace is given. In either case, the necklace was wrought by Hephaestus’ own hand and was cursed to bring disaster to anyone who wore it.
18kt gold plating
40cm length (extendable by 5)
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