Dragon Shield Brooch - Anglo-Saxon Cloak Pin - Perfect for Fly Plaid Brooch - Four Dragons Pin


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  • Runic Dragon Shield Anglo-Saxon Cloak Pin ~ Brooch.
  • Handcrafted in the USA in leadfree, nickelfree pewter.
  • This item is 2 and 1/4 inches in diameter.


The artwork on this shield is based on a 9th century Anglo-Saxon brooch. The Four Dragons in this design are facing the four cardinal points of the compass, thereby offering Protection from any evil coming from any direction.

Dragons were formed at the beginning - the time of creation, the time of chaos. Dragons were born of the elements; creatures of earth and ocean, flight, fire and thunder, and great mysticism and magic. Dragons were born long before men set foot upon the earth. It is said that Dragons, being born of the elements, became the protectors of the skies and seas, protectors of the earth and of all the precious gems and metals it contained. Hence, the legends of Dragons hoarding caves of gold and silver, and protecting chests of jewels.

As more and more men began to inhabit the earth, dragonkind began to change. The mighty flying serpents of cosmic proportions evolved into varying sizes, colors, and powers. There dragons were still powerful and magical creatures that possessed great wisdom, but they were no longer battling gods - they were forced to battle men. Humankind valued what dragonkind protected, and humans wanted these things for themselves. Whether it was land or gold or precious gems, humankind wanted what the dragon had, and great heroes were born to become dragonslayers. It's unlikely that the dragons desired to be the enemy of men. Some dragons took on the power of speech and shape-shifted into human form, just to walk among mortals. But as young men became more skilled in dragon slaying, as a precursor to becoming a knight and winning a fair maiden, dragons were forced to engage in battles for their survival. The Dragons of the Shield are of these latter dragons; creatures wise in the ways of men, but forgiving of man as an infant race; a race not ready to co-exist with those unlike its own. So the Dragons took flight in search of other lands.

The famous Four Dragons of chinese myth saved humanity from the wraths of the Gods even though the dragons lost their lives in the process.

The artwork on this shield is based on a 9th century Anglo-Saxon brooch. The Four Dragons in this design are facing the four cardinal points of the compass, thereby offering Protection from any evil coming from any direction.