If you love folklore and magic like we do you are going to love our new antique-looking lock and key sets, along with our restocked skeleton keys. The lock and key have been written about in magic throughout the centuries. Locks are symbolic for locking, stopping, and protecting, keeping people and energies out, while the key is symbolic for access, and entry if you give someone a key you are granting them power. The lock and key together offer protection and guarding, with the option of unlocking, unbinding, and freeing work, and energy. When we look back in history we see that some goddesses and gods are known as key-bearers and we often see this depicted in descriptions and art as we see them wearing keys on their belts and also around their necks. This is important as they are known for opening pathways for those of us who work with them. Hecate is probably the most well-known, an ancient Greek goddess of witchcraft, known to be connected to the life-death cycle and the crossroads. She is known by her followers as the lady who opens portals to the spirit worlds. Keys to the ancient Norse people were a symbol of female power, some women would wear keys on their belts along with knives, they held the keys to the homestead which was an honor. In medieval times the blacksmiths were looked upon as magical folk as they worked with iron, a metal that would protect and guard peoples against evil energy and spirits, locks and keys have been around for a very long time and carry a deep connection with magic!