Greyhound Pendant

Type: Pendant
Metal - Bronze

The Greyhound Pendant represents loyalty, cooperation, and protection.

Design Details
Available in bronze and sterling silver, this pendant is 1 ¾” by 1 ¼”(44 x 31 mm), and comes with an 18” gold or silver-tone steel chain.

Symbolism of the Hound
For almost as long as there have been bands of humans living together, dogs have been their faithful companions.  From their wild ancestors, dogs brought the positive attributes of  cooperation and loyalty to the pack into their bond with humankind.  Dogs will always protect their own. The great Irish hero Cuchulainn was called the Hound of Ulster. As the Legend goes, Cuchulainn, arriving late to his host's home, was set upon by the host's dog.  Cuchulainn killed the animal and the blacksmith, owner of the dog, pleaded his case before the judges.  He argued that without the warning barks of his trusty companion, his hearth and home would be in danger from roving bandits.  The judges agreed and it was decided that Cuchalainn would serve as the blacksmith's guard until such a time that a new puppy could be bought and raised up to once again protect the home of his master.