A tribute to Lysippe

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El body chain Lyssippe, en las fotos, debe su nombre a la que fuese la más poderosa y enigmática de las Amazonas, una reina muerta en combate y recordada como heroína por su pueblo.

empowering women

Según la mitología clásica, este antiguo reino formado y gobernado íntegramente por valerosas guerreras vivió a orillas del Mar Negro y libró mil y una batallas contra los grandes héroes griegos. Pasaron a las historia, a lomos de sus caballos, como mujeres bárbaras y enemigas de la civilización para, posteriormente, negarse su existencia durante siglos.

Sin embargo, la arqueología ha corroborado su existencia a través de hallazgos de tumbas de mujeres, con sus armas y heridas de guerra, en la zona de Asia Menor. Pero a nadie le extraña que desde la Antigüedad se haya querido ensuciar su recuerdo y olvidar su cultura, de lo más ‘molesta’ para el mundo patriarcal.

warrior women empowerment through jewelry

Con esta cadena corporal quiero rendir homenaje a esa mujer, fuerte y valiente, que gobernó a una legión de semejantes y murió luchando por ellas. La semilla, quizá, de todo el empoderamiento y la sororidad de los que hoy podemos disfrutar todas nosotras.

hand made body jewelry with gemstones

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The body chain Lyssippe, in the photos, owes its name to what was the most powerful and enigmatic of the Amazons, a queen killed in combat and remembered as a hero by her people.

body jewelry worn in belly chaina and body chain

According to classical mythology, this ancient kingdom formed and ruled entirely by brave warriors lived on the shores of the Black Sea and fought a thousand and one battles against the great Greek heroes. They went down in history, riding their horses, as barbarian women and enemies of civilization to later deny their existence for centuries. However, archeology has corroborated its existence through finds of tombs of women, with their weapons and war wounds, in the area of ​​Asia Minor. But no one is surprised that since ancient times they have wanted to dirty their memory and forget their culture, which is most ‘annoying’ for the patriarchal world.

summer ins ibiza wearing body chain jewelry

With this body chain I want to pay tribute to that woman, strong and brave, who ruled a legion of her peers and died fighting for them. The seed, perhaps, of all the empowerment and sisterhood that we can all enjoy today.

 

Photography by Alfredo Omana Padron for AJG Filmproductions

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