The images you'll see as you scroll down to the current text are all part of the story telling in my novel, Realms of Gold:Ritual to Romance.

Bianca Caldwell, pen name, Bianca Fiore, is a writer for an art magazine. In each of her monthly stories she describes an object used in ancient ritual.

Etruscan Gold: Regolini-Galassi Tomb - Griffin Detail


On many of the items found there are depictions of griffins on these objects.  Griffins were a popular theme in Etruscan art in the Orientalising Period in which this tomb has been built, but they are depicted in a very distinct way, with two long curls in the neck, which would indicate that there is an interesting story behind.

 Detail of the bottom part of the golden fibula showing griffins

 Detail of the golden breast plate showing griffins