Gold work

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David Morgan February 3, 2021

These beautiful conical head pieces fashioned from Gold and delicately decorated have been found in various locations through out Germany and France.
The Gold is extremely thin so the Golden head piece would have been worn over a conical hat made from organic material, probably a felt of wool. These ceremonial hats are thought to date from 1500 – 800 BC and show in remarkable clarity the skill and knowledge of our ancient ancestors.
The use of these wonderful objects is debated over with ideas ranging from ceremonial suits of armour to ornaments that were placed on to stakes in the ground. The idea which appeals to me the most and seems to be gaining traction is that these items were functional and educational. With some calling them the hats of ancient wizards? (which I tend to agree with)
The hats are decorated with what is now thought to be a record of the solar and lunar calendrical movements i.e they predicted the movements of the heavenly bodies. (sun and moon)
These hats were designed to be worn and were obviously used in important ceremony and ritual. For me, the conductive nature of Gold would have been understood to a degree by the ancients. The long conical shape and the Golden sheet placed over a woollen felt would have enhanced conductivity and produced an enlightened effect on its sensitive bearer. The movements of the heavenly bodies would have been known to affect the natural energies, natural cycles are obviously linked to both Sun and Moon and the ancients would have felt this connection also.
I think these golden conical crowns would have been worn on certain nights by the most sensitive of the community to enable them to contact the “otherworld” or the Annwn in Welsh. This would be done to ask favour and give offering to the ancestors and God’s.
In Scandinavia this was called “sitja uti” or “sitting out” where a seer or sensitive would sit out all night on a burial mound or venerated space to make contact with the otherworld or Annwn! In Welsh these people were known as Awenyddion!