The Kolovrat (lit.: “turning wheel”) is a symbol from pre-Christian Slavic religion. It was dedicated to the Sun God Svarog and often called “The wheel of Svarog.”
Kolovrat or kolowrat (also Colovrat, sometimes anglicized as Collowrath) means spinning wheel in a number of Slavic languages (contemporary or archaic meaning): “kolo” means “wheel”, “vrat” is the stem for “turning/spinning/etc.” It may also be an archaic form of the East Slavic word kolovorot for “brace”.
It represents strength, dignity, sun and fire, Life, death, rebirth, the turning of the wheel, the journey of the sun, the changing of the seasons. It is a symbol of secular as well as spiritual power. The kolovrat represents the endless cycle of birth and deaths. Each turn of the wheel is a cycle of life in our world.
This Kolovrat pendant is cast in .925 Sterling Silver and weighs a quarter of an ounce. It measures approximately 1 inch (25mm) in diameter and has a handmade Bronze bale that will accommodate a necklace up to 11/64″ (4.5mm).
Necklace or cord is not included.
These are cast individually using the lost wax process. There may be up to a 2 week wait from the time of your order until your pendant is cast, polished and shipped to you.