In this ancient tale, Taras, the young son of Poseidon, god of the sea and earthquakes, is aboard a ship that sinks in a raging storm. Menacing sharks circle the helpless youth and when all seemed lost, the man-eating threats flee because of the swift attacking pod of dolphins, sent by Poseidon to the rescue. According to ancient legend, Taras was put safely ashore in southern Italy by a dolphin, where he subsequently founded the city of Taras. Circa 300 B.C. This artifact is hand set in a sterling silver pendant with 18kt gold prongs.