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postheadericon The amulet


The amulet comes from the Latin word amuletum , what means of defense means . It is considered a magical object that needs to occur that its owner from harm.

From the beginning of our history amulets come in almost every civilization . The first were simple pieces of stone or metal in bright colors or unusual shapes , which could indicate that they possessed magical powers .

Slowly change assigns the amulets in the shape of animals , gods and goddesses or magical symbols.
Pictures of horns and hands are the sign that symbolize fertility and life .
Drawings or pictures of the human eye portrays the eternal vigilance of .
Many amulets are sometimes spells , short spells or names of gods written .

In India and Thailand pink coral pieces are still used as a defense against the evil eye .
The ancient Egyptians are still most associated with amulets . They wore them everywhere , even in their grave.

See also the four-leaf clover.



postheadericon A talisman


A talisman is a powerful object , normally used to effect repel , rather like an amulet does magic.

A talisman can be anything : a picture , a book, a ring , a piece of cloth , a bar of metal or parchment . Talismans were very popular in the old world . Archaeologists have talismans of papyrus found in ancient Egypt and hundreds talismans of stone and metal in the areas around the Mediterranean Sea.
Here existed for almost everything like a talisman :
- A rabbit's foot tied to the left arm, would mean someone could enter an unsafe area without any danger.
- Taking a mistletoe to a lawsuit would ensure the suspect was found guilty .
- A sprig of the herb heliotrope tied together with a wolf tooth and wrapped in laurel, would make it impossible for people to gossip about you.

Talismans were mainly used for curing diseases but also to arouse love to strengthen the memory and to ensure political , sports or gambling success.
The belief in the power of talismans was in the fourteenth century in England so great , that the rules of dueling were reviewed and each participant in advance solemnly had sworn he was not wearing a magic ring , stone or other talisman with him , that he would benefit provide compared to his opponent .

Talismans kept until the nineteenth century popular.
Although people nowadays are not so fast more likely to cast to engrave a spell on a piece of metal on a piece of metal to keep those who possess a rabbit's foot or stand to wear , the use of talismans honor . Their luck socks during every game



postheadericon The scarab



The scarab is an amulet in the shape of an Egyptian dung beetle. This beetle was considered a sacred animal.
They had to avoid that the soul of the deceased would be swallowed up by Ammut (or Ammit), a fearsome creature, part lion, part hippopotamus and crocodile in part, that the scales of justice in the Egyptian afterlife guarded.
How important a person has been, the more scarabs when apparently was given to the next world.
When the body of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen was unearthed, more than 140 amulets were found, hidden in the paintings of the mummy !
In hieroglyphics, the image of a scarab stands for the three consonants xpr, which translates as "Genesis", "create" or "transform."
By Egyptologists the scarab was associated with the god Khepri ( Chepri), whose name is composed of the same consonants. Khepri was the god of the rising sun, which as it were, created a new sun every day .


postheadericon Halloween


Halloween in brief .

The fifth century BC : The Celts celebrate the festival Samhain at the end of October . They believe that there are more than ghosts and demons around this time on earth to roam around than the rest of the year !

The first century : The Romans conquer the Celts and take over the spiritual beliefs!

The seventh century: Pope Boniface IV sets reportedly the annual celebration of All Saints' Day to honor martyrs .

The eleventh century : Souls is set on 2 November to commemorate the dead . The celebrations around All Saints and All Souls' Day ( All Hallows Day ) are called " Hallowtide " . halloween

The eighteenth century : The name of the holiday, Hallowe'en ( Hallow Evening ) is written as Halloween .

The nineteenth century : Thousands of people emigrate to the United States , also many Irish. They take their habits along. Over time, those are combined with similar habits of immigrants from England, Germany and also from Africa and other continents .

The twingtigste century : Halloween is a popular holiday all over the United States!

The twenty-first century : Halloween is becoming more commercial and grows into a celebration all over the world !