Celebrate peace and harmony wearing a St. Hubertus, or St. Hubert, stag and cross wax seal necklace depicting a stags head with a cross suspended between its antlers, surrounded by the Latin legend IESUS MERCI which translates THANK YOU JESUS.
- symbolism -
In heraldry a stag, or reindeer, is symbolic of one who will not fight unless provoked, representing peace and harmony.
St. Hubert is the patron saint of hunters, mathematicians, opticians, and metalworkers.
- approximate measurement - 5/8” (17mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.
Hand cast from an early 14th century bronze Chessman type wax seal.
Impressed with history!
I noticed the St. Hubertus logo on a bottle of Jägermeister and here is their story, word for word, about a hunter who after seeing a holy stag, became a saint:
"For centuries, St. Hubertus has been the patron saint of hunters. According to the legend, in his youth, Hubert was a wild and unrestrained hunter, without responsibility towards the creatures that he hunted and captivated by the drive to kill.
Even on the holy day of Sunday, he set off into the forest with his dog and rifle and cared little about the day of the Lord. Until one holy day, emerging from the dark woods, a large white deer carrying an illuminated cross between his antlers confronted him.
From the moment of his vision, he devoted himself to good works under the banner of the antlered stag. He died in 727 AD, and centuries later he was venerated as a patron saint.
The name "Jägermeister" is German for “Master Hunter" and to this day, in Germany, there is a position called a "Jägermeiste" who is an employee of the district’s hunting authorities that is responsible for the region’s hunting regulations.