Asian talismans

GAU – TIBETAN BUDDHIST PRAYER BOX

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A Gau (also spelled Ghau or Gao) is a Tibetan Buddhist amulet container or prayer box, usually made of metal and worn as jewelry. As a small container used to hold and […]

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European talismans

Amulets or Pomanders

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The native Greenlanders of a couple of centuries ago had a great variety of amulet, and Hans Egede, in his Description of Greenland, notes these „Amulets or Pomanders” which the natives wore […]

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S American talismans

ancient talismans in South America

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A characteristic object secured in the Province of Chiriqui, Republic of Panama, is a singular amulet of a fine quality of green translucent jade (jadeite). This is fashioned into a conventional representation […]

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European talismans

ancient talismans as curative agents

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An Anglo-Saxon treatise on the medical art, from the beginning of the tenth century, the original manuscript of which was owned by an Anglo-Saxon leech named Bald, as testified to by an […]

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European talismans

Amulets in Russia

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In southern Russia amulets enjoy high power both among Jews and Christians. Especially are they valued for the protection of children and for the cure of their diseases. An imitation wolf’s-tooth, made […]

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Middle East talismans

Egyptian talismans

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Here are some talismans, which were often used as jewelry in ancient Egypt. The first is the Wedjat eye of Horus, sometimes called the eye of Ra. It was Horus’ healed eye. […]

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Asian talismans

Famous Thai talismans – CHUCHOK

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You can ask for fortune, wealth, a beautiful wife, and unexpected richness from the talisman known as Chuchok’s idol. Chuchok is thought by many Thais to be one of the very best […]

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African talismans

African talisman – general facts

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The talismans of the Akan people in Ghana are called bansuri. The Hausa and Yoruba people of Nigeria make tira, Afro Brazilians make patua, Bakongo peoples in the Congo make minkisi, and […]

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Middle East talismans

Seal of Solomon

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In Medieval Jewish, Islamic and Christian legends, the Seal of Solomon was a magical signet ring said to have been possessed by King Solomon, which variously gave him the power to command […]

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