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Leonidas Pendant


Leonidas, the King of Sparta! Exclusively designed and made in Greece for The pendant features the King's head on one side and the famous helmet of the Spartan Infantry soldier on the opposite side. Leonidas led the Spartan forces during the Second Persian War, and is remembered for his death at the Battle of Thermopylae.The famous phrase  " μολὼν λαβέ" which means "come and take them" is attributed to Leonidas when he was asked to surrender land and water to the Persian King, Xerxes I. Leonidas was the third son of Anaxandridas the II of Sparta, and thus belonged to the Agiad Dynasty who claimed descent from the hero Heracles.

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