Lion Torc - Extra Heavy Braid

Type: Torc
Metal - Bronze

Roar! (In lion speak, that means you should buy this torc.)

Design Details
The Lion Torc is constructed with an extra-heavy braid of wire, and is approximately 5/8 inch (16 mm) thick. It is available in bronze or sterling silver.

Historical Inspiration
According to Greek mythology, Heracles's first task was to rid the Nemean plain of the Nemean Lion. Armed with his bow, arrows, and a club, Heracles entered the Nemean forest to search for the creature's den. He was quickly stopped by the sound of a fearsome roar behind him, and turned to see the lion rushing towards him. He drew his bow and released an arrow, but it failed to harm the creature, as it's skin couldn't be penetrated by even the sharpest of points.

Realizing this, Heracles used his club instead to bludgeon the monster on the head. This stunned the lion just enough to allow Heracles to get his arms around its neck and strangle it to death. Once dead, Hercules skinned the beast and threw its pelt over himself as a cloak.

We modeled the lion heads on this torc after the fearsome Nemean Lion from this myth.