Why Psyche Cremation Jewelry?

The Greek word for the soul is Psyche (pronounced “Sigh-key”). In ancient Greece, the soul was personified as a butterfly and the word Psyche can be literally interpreted as “spirit, breath, life or animating force”. The Psyche is the element within a living being that gives them life and personality and continues “to breathe” even after leaving the body.

I chose this name and butterfly image because when you and I work together to create a piece of cremation jewelry, we’re really giving the memory of your loved one’s Psyche a physical manifestation in the world. We’re creating a beautiful piece of art with their physical cremains that enhances their continuing felt presence in your life.

The Psyche is the element within a living being that gives them life and personality and continues “to breathe” even after leaving the body.

“The Greek name for a butterfly is Psyche, and the same word means the soul. There is no illustration of the immortality of the soul so striking and beautiful as the butterfly, bursting on brilliant wings from the tomb in which it has lain, after a dull, grovelling, caterpillar existence, to flutter in the blaze of day and feed on the most fragrant and delicate productions of the spring. Psyche, then, is the human soul, which is purified by sufferings and misfortunes, and is thus prepared for the enjoyment of true and pure happiness.”

Bulfinch’s Greek and Roman Mythology: The Age of Fable p. 71

“Psyche, a mortal woman, was released from death by Zeus, the father of the gods, who took pity on her and granted her immortality. Psyche’s mythological imagery in ancient art is represented with butterfly wings, amply depicted in pottery as well. Freed from death, the body of the soul could fly freely, soaring, departing from the shackles of the chrysalis. Further, in a sarcophagus found in Patras, two children are shown holding a chrysalis, perhaps to depict the funerary character of the scene.”

Soul, butterfly, mythological nymph: psyche in philosophy and neuroscience

Psyche

If like me you’re drawn to explore this mythology and symbolism further, I’ve compiled a short list of resources you might find interesting:

The story of Psyche and Eros

The Myth of Psyche

Cupid and Psyche

Testimonials

I cannot thank you enough for the gorgeous pendant you made me. I had my sweet, beloved Iris kitty’s ashes for over 5 years, and couldn’t bare to let them go. I kept the ashes for way too long, and didn’t know what to do with them. I didn’t have a special place I could spread them and I never had the closure of doing something special and meaningful with the ashes. I never had a funeral or celebration for all the years he made me feel happy and loved, until you made this amazing pendant for me.

I don’t even know you, but need you to know how much you have helped me. You didn’t just preserve my beloved kitty’s ashes in a beautiful glass art pice, you helped me remove this block out of my heart that I have been carrying around with me for 5 years now. I can finally let the pain go, start celebrating his life and the many years he made me so happy.

My pendant is priceless and so precious to me, and amazingly even looks like an (eye) iris. Every time I look at it, I will think of my sweet Iris boy, and how much I love him. You are amazing, talented, and so kind to offer this service to people, in such a beautiful and unique way. I will tell everyone I know about your website, and I will proudly wear my beautiful Iris pendant every single day. Thank you so much.

Andreea Torjescu

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