worldhistoryfacts: Terracotta rattle in the s…

worldhistoryfacts:

Terracotta rattle in the shape of a boar – Roman, ca. 100 CE. Pig rattles were a common toy for small children in the Roman and Greek world. Parents thought that the noise would keep evil spirits away, and the shape of a pig was meant as a reference to the goddess Demeter, who symbolized health and rejuvenation.