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Wizard Buttons

Wizard Buttons

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Wizards, magicians, enchanters, and prophets are to be found among all folklores and traditions. Most recently, Tolkien made famous his great wizard of Middle Earth, Gandalf the Grey, and his nemesis, Saruman.

Perhaps the most famous wizard of European lore was Merlin, aid and counselor to King Arthur in the Artherian tales. His name, "Merlinus," is a latinized adaptation of the Welsh "Myrddin" - the name of a late sixth century northern bard reported to have the gift of sight. As a young prophet he is brought to Vortigern to be sacrificed to a dragon, but saves himself by displaying feats of magic greater than those of the King's sorcerers. He casts the spell that allows Uther to wed Ygraine, and assists Arthur in obtaining the magical sword, Excalibur.
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Since 1972 Quick Silver Mint has been creating authentic handmade medallions, available through their catalog and at festivals throughout the United States. Now the designs are available here as buttons. An understanding of the symbols may inspire you and enhance your journey of self-discovery. Each has its origin in ancient stone carvings, pottery, or other artifacts and many were inspired by myth and legend. We have spent over 30 years researching and creating magical jewelry based on symbols from around the world. We are very proud to mint over 100 designs. If you want to learn