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 Pin With a Mistress of the Animals (potnia theron)

Etruscan. Louvre. Gold pin with a Mistress of the Animals (potnia theron). Gold with granulation, ca. 630 BC. Jatrow, 2008.

In ancient Greece she became the mixoparthenos, and in more recent times she was called the melusina or melusine in France.  See the Melusina Slide Show below: