A small sized cast iron cauldron with pentagram design. Great Wiccan and Pagan item
En liten støpejernsgryte med pentagramdesign.
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Dimensions H10.5cm x W10cm x D10cm
This cast iron cauldron is suitable for both decoration and use. A pentagram is visible on the front. You can put this cauldron on an altar and use it for example to burn herbs. Both the cauldron itself and the symbol on the front are known by lovers of (nature) witchcraft and spirituality. Because of the small size of this cauldron you can easily put it anywhere.
Please Note: Caution must be taken when in use. As these are iron they will get hot when heated. Please handle with care and always place on a heat resistant surface. Not suitable for use with candles
The origin and meaning of the pentagram
The pentagram is one of the oldest symbols in the world. You see it often coming back on all kinds of (spiritual) objects and in stories, films and books. The precise meaning of the pentagram can differ per culture or subculture. The word originally comes from the Greek and means "five lines."
In nature witchcraft or Wicca, the pentagram stands for faith and for the five elements. These elements are water, fire, earth, the sky and the mind. The symbol is also associated with the five senses, namely: seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and feeling.
The pentagram is sometimes confused with the symbol for satanism. However, the sign for satanism (belief in the underworld) is different from that of the wicca pentagram. The difference is the middle point of the pentagram: with wicca it points up, and with satanism the point points down.
Use cauldron to burn herbs
One of the things that this cauldron is very suitable for is smudging. Smudging is the burning of herbs to make contact with the spiritual world. In this way you can free yourself and your environment from negative energy. This cauldron is perfectly suited for smudging in terms of size and offers a refractory surface. You can burn pure herbs in the cauldron, or incense cones for example.
It is best to remove the lid from the cauldron while burning herbs. Otherwise, not enough oxygen is added to the flame.
This cauldron is made of cast iron and is therefore relatively heavy. Cast iron is a durable and classic material that has been widely used in the past.
Always dry the cauldron when it has come into contact with water. If a cast-iron product stays wet for too long, it can rust.
The cast-iron cauldron brings with it visions of secretive ancient witches and powerful bubbling brews. With such a long history it might surprise some to know that the cauldron is still a widely used tool in ritual practices, though perhaps not in quite the same way as myths and stories would have us believe. Regarded as a symbol of the womb, the cauldron carries with it strong feminine energy and can be used in many different ways.
These gorgeous and simple cast iron cauldrons come in multiple styles like Pentacle, Plain,Triple Moon and other versions.
They are all complete with legs, a lid, and a strong metal handle.
These beauties will generally provide a fireproof safe container for anything smoldering, or ritual requiring a form of small fire indoors. Ideal for all kinds of dried herbs, sage, palo santo, as well as any type of resin (with charcoal, or on its own.) Pretty much an indispensable tool for any altar or ritual workspace.
These can also be used as scrying tools when filled with simple water!
Did we mention yet they are also beautiful as candle holders?
These multi-purpose altar companions really are useful in any kind of ritual/ceremonial work.