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Monday, January 30, 2012

Magical Monday: What treasure of Neptune washed up on the shore?

A remarkable beachcombing treasure! Did this magical item belong to the lovely sea goddess whose likeness is carved on the shell? Or was it carried by her lover, carrying some magical remembrance of her to keep them connected while he was away? 

Please help me determine who may have used this and in what way.

In my opinion…I think it belongs to the mermen protectors or knights of the Sea Queen. They blow through the narrow end of the conch, emitting a secret signal heard only by each other. In this way, they can communicate warnings about the approach of dangerous attacks by those seeking to overthrow the queen’s vast power or thieves intent upon stealing her collection of rare gems.

What do you think? Who may use this? What magic does it hold?

If you enjoy magical adventures with mermen and mermaids, you may like my recent release, Tortuga Treasure: Ciel’s Legacy, available at:     Amazon      MuseItUp Publishing

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Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. She is the author of the Ciel's Legacy series, fantasy romance with fast action mermaid/pirate storylines: TEARS ON A TRANQUIL LAKE and TORTUGA TREASURE. Look for her first of an epic fantasy romance series, SEEKING A SCRIBE: ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS ONE, to be available March, 2012. For a FREE ebook download, read her historic fantasy, LE CIRQUE DE MAGIE, available at Amazon and Smashwords.


Bart said...

Is that a conch shell? The carving looks greco-roman, but I'm intrigued by the background. What are thos things on her right shoulder? An owl and an octopus? Hair brushes? She seems to have more of them in her hair.

And what is hovering over the objects?

Intriguing indeed.

Cas Peace said...

This is such a beautiful carving - did you really just find it washed up on a beach? Lucky you!
The image is of Athene, the goddess of wisdom. You can tell this because she has her owl on her shoulder. It doesn't look very old though, unless it has just been extremely well preserved.
Maybe it's a sign- either you are being very wise in your life, or there's something coming up that you'll need extra wisdom for!

Marsha A. Moore said...

Bart--She does seem to be quite an interesting Sea Queen!

Cas--That would be great! I could sure use more wisdom.

Julianne said...

Oh my! That's gorgeous! Given the thing over her shoulder, though, I'm going to guess it might be Artemis.It looks like a quiver to me.