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SELECTED Enamel Black Witch Moth Pin

Enamel Black Witch Moth Pin




Black Witch Moth, mulitcolor with Gold tone metal.  Decorate your project bag, lapel or use as a shawl pin.

In Mexico they are called the mariposa de la muerte (butterfly of death) and were known to the Aztecs. It is said that when a person is sick and this moth enters the house the sick person dies. A variation from southern Texas says that death only occurs if the moth flies in and visits all four corners of the house. In parts of Mexico if one flies over someone's head the person will lose their hair. In Hawaii if a loved one has just died the moth is an embodiment of the person's soul returning to say goodbye. Bringer of fortune , bringer of death! 

These are approximately 1.5" long with two closures.