We Three Wands of Orient Are

These three wands are modeled after the three magi that appear in the Biblical Christmas nativity story. They are being sold as a set from our Etsy Store or our 1000 Markets Shop.

Melchior, Balthasar (Bithiserea), and Gaspar (Gathaspa) are the Greek names for the three magi of the Biblical nativity story (ie. “We Three Kings of Orient Are”). So, we’ve made a set of three wands, each modeled after the Greco-Roman images of the magi. The names and the personages come from writings that appeared after the writing of the Gospels. They are nameless magi (a name for priests of Zoroastrianism, also a word meaning ‘Sorcerers’, translated as ‘kings’ in the KJV) in
the Gospel According to Matthew. The names derive from an early 6th century Greek manuscript in Alexandria and later Latin texts that continue that tradition.
Wand #22 is named for Melchior, the bringer of gold. Melchior was said to be an old man with a white beard (which is what forms the spiral effect on the wand by the same name). The wand is hand-crafted from birch wood.


Wand #23 is named for Gaspar. Gaspar was a beard-less boy who brought frankincense, symbolic of holiness. The smoke from the frankincense forms a spiral down the wand. The wand is hand-crafted from cherry wood.


Wand #24 is named for Balthasar, a man with a full beard, who, according to the story, brought Jesus myrrh. Myrrh is used in incenses and oils and is often associated with death and suffering. The wand is hand-crafted from walnut wood.

These wands are available as a set from our Etsy Store or our 1000 Markets Shop.