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About the itemSeahorses are graceful and quaint fish. Named for their equine appearance, they date back in the fossil record more than 23 million years and have changed little in that time. Unique creatures they have long had mystical significance amongst many cultures which began with the ancient greeks and the romans, who believed that they possesed attributes of the sea god Poseiden, which meant that they embued the seahorse with qualities of strength and power.Ancient European cultures believed that seahorses carried the souls of dead sailors to the underworld, giving them safe passage and protection until they met their souls destinations. Sailors too believed in the magical properties of the seahorse ÿ- perhaps bringers of luck, as they are often portrayed as drawing Poseidens chariot, and sailors would hope for peace from Poseidin, the great sea god who could calm seas in one breath, or cause earthquakes, storms and tidal waves when displeased.So, In summary, seahorses are associated with strength, power, persistence and protection. Who doesn't need at least some of those qualities?Our large sterling silver seahorse pendant is a showpiece for any occaision and the perfect companion to any of our other charms; or its bold enough to wear it alone.OTHER METALS: This charm is available on the site in sterling silver, but can be made in gold, platinum or palladium by special order. It can also be Rose gold or Yellow 18ct gold plated by special order - please contact us for details and an estimate of cost.All our charms and pendants are suitable for our Rosa Necklaces, however some are in our opinion are probably too big for Rosa Bracelets.