Victorian Bat Witchy Earrings
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These darling earrings add an air of mystery and intrigue to any outfit! The glass cabochons are decorated with a spooky bat scene, and the antiqued brass findings give them a touch of vintage glamour. Whether you're dressing up for a party or just accenting your everyday style, these earrings are sure to make a statement! Made in the United States of America.
Specs: *Nickel-free brass ear wires and backs. *Dangle Earrings are about .75" by 1.5" with accent bead.
Lore, Symbolism, and Fantasy of Bats in Gothic and Alternative Culture and Fashion
The inky, gossamer wings of night seem to spread their black lace in a filigree of darkness upon the pale skin of the sky. Bat symbolism in gothic fantasy ranges from the ghoulish to the darkly romantic. The bat is a creature of both legend and superstition, serving as a symbol for death, darkness, rebirth, vampires, ghosts, witches and warlocks.
Bats are often used interchangeably with other creatures to symbolize certain ideas or themes depending on the gothic fantasy in which they are used. For example, bats may represent ghoulishness within horror, while they represent night and darkness when depicting gothic romance. They also appear alongside vampires to signify their association with death.
Bats were found commonly in art, literature and music during the gothic revival of the nineteenth century. They are still used today in fantasy to give off gothic moods or themes, specifically those related to darkness, death, night and ghoulishness.
Bats are ghoulish creatures that produce creepy sounds and feed on fear. They are associated with darkness, night and death due to their nighttime habits. Bats are ghoulish as they are gorgeous with their sharp pointy teeth, blood-sucking origins, and their creepy gothic sounds.
They spend the daylight hours roosting in caves or deep gorse bushes, coming out again at night to hunt for insects, passageways or open doors. The symbolism of the bat is dark and ghoulish because it is a creature most often associated with death and night. Bats gothic symbolism relates to ghoulishness, which is a common gothic fantasy theme.
Bat iconography also plays on themes of death and darkness. They appear in gothic horror stories to signify the mood of ghoulish terror and gothic fantasy stories
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