Sunday, February 21, 2010

Legend of the Black Pearl



After living in Antigua for almost 3 months, I have noticed a TON of people wearing black pearls (no, not strings a la Mikimoto...) but on leather ties or pieces of rope. Sailor-style I guess you could say. After complementing several friends on their necklaces and bracelets (PS I still dont have one of my own...) - I learned of the legend behind the trend.

Apparently, if you are at sea and in trouble, if you drop a black pearl into the ocean, it is a sacrifice to Poseidon, who will help you in your aquatic time of need. Similar to the Maori legend of the whalebone fisherman's necklace, which supposedly offers protection over water.

Before I leave the Caribbean I will gift a black pearl to myself!

1 comment:

  1. 人必須心懷希望,才會活的快樂,日子才過得充實,有意義,有朝氣,有信心。........................................

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