The Mountain Nymph - Mini Amber Duo
Inspired by Echo, The Mountain Nymph (Oread)
This little duo features two mini but generous candles in a new amber glass jar, inspired by the Greek Mythology story of Echo, who was a mountain nymph (Oread).
The scent is a beautiful "bouquet" of Geranium, Clary Sage & Lavender Essential Oisl and infused with Peacock Ore crystals.
(PLEASE NOTE: crystals may vary depending on stock availability).
"Echo offended the goddess Hera by keeping her in conversation, thus preventing her from spying on one of Zeus' Amours. To punish Echo, Hera deprived her of speech, except for the ability to repeat the last words of another. Echo’s hopeless love for Narcicuss, who fell in love with his own image, made her fade away until all that was left of her was her voice."
At first this tale may seem sad, hopeless and dystopian - but to me, I cannot help but ponder on this story and think to myself...
Often a womans voice, particurarly what society would deem as a "promiscuious" woman is empty voice, a voice that might not be heard.
Regardless of how misunderstood she was... Her voice lives on through people telling her story, and the phenomenon of sound being her voice.
It is also important to know, there was someone looking out for her and her justice - Aphrodite, the goddess of love who cursed Narcicuss (another story to look into).
As for Aphrodite's curse... Call it justice and we can say, perhaps inspired by our godesses like Aphrodite we can all make history like they did, instead of being a Hera in this tale of. <3