These eerie earrings are the perfect way to add a touch of spooky style to your look. The glass cabochons feature a man in the moon design, with an antique finish that gives them a haunting look. The elegant brass findings and nickel-free ear wires make these earrings perfect for any occasion. Made in the United States of America
Specs: *Dangle Earrings are about .75" by 1.5" with accent bead.
Man in the Moon Legend and Mythology:
The Man in the Moon is a gothic symbol of the full moon, with beginnings dating back to medieval times. According to legend, children are encouraged to spot the face on the moon which represents an old man carrying bundles of wood on his back who has lost one of his boots. As he was being chased by some hunters, he retreated to the moon where he has remained ever since.
A myth of a man in the moon originates from medieval times and was told by goths throughout history until current day due to goth culture evolving into new forms, with goths currently being different in appearance to goths of the past, but still share beliefs and traditions.
One who tells the story of a man in the moon will say that he was an old goth who lived many centuries ago when they were hunted. The goths were being massacred, so they fled to the moon where they have lived ever since. The moon is still inhabited by goths who live forever, and the full gothic moon shines brighter than the usual boring white light of the sun.