European talismans

THE HAND

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The use of a representation of the Hand as a talisman can be traced back to at least 800 years B.C., when it was used as a charm against enchantment. Many varieties […]

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Middle East talismans

talismans used in ancient Egypt

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The larger part of the talismans used in ancient Egypt represented some living creature. The most usual type is the bull’s head, which was cut from carnelian, hematite, amazon stone, lapis lazuli, […]

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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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Middle East talismans

Egyptian talismans used in medicine

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Egyptian talismans (ornamental charms) were worn by both the living and the dead. Some protected the wearer against specific dangers and others endowed him or her with special characteristics, such as strength […]

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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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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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