This 3000 Year Old Amulet Kind of Looks Like a Gummy Bear

This is really cool, I love bears. To see that this is a shared trait with ancestors makes me smile. And yes, it looks like a gummy bear.

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Photographer Unknown via innuendoPL

The story goes that this amber bear amulet was found in 1887 in a peat bog near Slupsk, a city in northern Poland. The amber bear is believed to be from the Neolithic period and was dated between 1700 and 650 BC. Until 1945 the ‘amber bear of happiness‘ was on display at a museum in Szczecin until it “mysteriously disappeared”….

The bear resurfaced in 2002 when the Historic Museum in Straslund, Germany presented the amber bear to the public. It is not known how the museum came into possession of the prized amulet… You can read more about the story here.

Oh yeah, and it kind of looks like a gummy bear 🙂 Could this be the original?

[Sources: slupcio.slupsk.edu.pl, Stolper_Bär on Wikipedia.de, innuendoPL on reddit]

The amber bear of happiness

The Legendary Amber Bear of Happiness

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Photograph by Thomas…

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I am a proud mom to 3 beautiful girls, and married to the love of my life. I have been a practicing Witch since the summer of 2003, having studied many different paths over the years, ranging from Wicca, Goddess only worship (courtesy of StarHawk), Eclectic Paganism, Kitchen Witchcraft, Norse Paganism, Hearthcraft, Spiritual Luciferianism, and more. I have worked with the Futhark runes, Brian Froud's Faeries Oracle deck, Tarot decks, and I am currently working on a customized divination set based on collected items. I like to work with herbs, and gardening. I crochet and make handicrafts like wood burned items, paintings, drawings, toys, and hand sewn doll clothes for my daughters. The only title I call my spiritual path is Witchcraft, as using magic entwines deeply with the worship of the Gods who call me Their own. My Patron deity is Loki, who has chosen me as His kin.
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