(9/24/02 3:54:40 pm)
| Gold Necklace|
When my mother died, she gave me a gold necklace which had been given to her by her grandmother.
I am looking for stories that feature, in some way, a gold necklace (actually it doesn't HAVE to be gold, but i would prefer it).
(9/24/02 4:56:43 pm)
| gold necklaces|
The most immediate thing that pops to my mind is Rumpelstiltskin, in which the miller's daughter gives Rumpelstiltskin her mother's (?) necklace as the first or second payment for spinning straw into gold. I'm sure that there are many, many more stories, however that use a necklace as some sort of device or token. This is just the first that I could think of. Good Luck!
(9/26/02 4:28:50 pm)
| many many more?|
Rumplestilskin? hmm ... yes, but so many people have illustrated
i'm looking for something a little more obscure ....
(9/26/02 6:25:49 pm)
| Greek Myth|
About the House of Thebes in which a necklace was given to Harmonia (Cadmus' wife) from Aphrodite. Hephaestus made the necklace. In a later generation, Polyneices, a descendant of Cadmus and Harmonia, bribed Eriphyle to convince her husband, Amphiarius and an Athenian, to war against Thebes - a disaster. I believe the necklace was said to have ended up at the Orcale of Delphi.
(9/26/02 7:49:51 pm)
| Norse mythology ...|
You might also look into the story of Freya ...
(9/26/02 8:43:03 pm)
| Aphrodite and Freya?|
Jess, a necklace given to Harmonia from Aphrodite! that could be interesting as i have already done a picture book located in Cyprus (where Aphrodite came to the shore) as i worked in Paphos on a couple of archaeological digs and know the area well.
i am not familiar with the story, but Harmonia was Aphrodite's daughter (i think ?), and Hephaestus was Zeus' son and he was a Smith (?).
you say the necklace may have ended up at the Oracle of Delphi ... sounds like a juicy tale! is shall look into it ...
Helen, thankyou too ... i don't really know anything about Freya
yet, but i have often wondered ... so now i shall have a reason
to explore Norse Mythology ....