Io is the third of four in the line of sacred cows, Io, the nymph turned cow who is connected with the moon. Io's tales are many. She wanders the region, goes to Egypt, meets Isis. She is a goddess, a river, a sea, and the moon. She is the embodiment of resilience in her suffering and what she endures. Her tears become violets. She is mystery like the moon, and worth exploring.
I forge my Io pendants on Monday. The bead is polished sterling silver. I chant into each forged piece a request for Io's blessing, for perseverance and resilience, and for prosperity. As with all my work, each piece is unique and made to order.