Stone amber — interesting legends and properties of the stone
The stone amber is a fossil resin, which is popularly called the «tears of the sea» or «gift of the sun». At all times properties of stone, amber was highly appreciated by people of different Nations. The history of acquaintance of a man with amber has about 9 thousand years back in the Neolithic Baltic amber was the object of desire and Commerce, first raw, and then in the form of beads, amulets, ritual figures of people and animals… in Fact, a number of people the amber itself was an analogue of the monetary unit. amber adorned the crown of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, it is mentioned in Homer’s famous «Odyssey».
Healing properties of amber stone
In modern official medicine has properties of amber stone used as raw material for producing succinic acid, which is a wonderful product. Besides, succinic acid has antitoxic, anti-inflammatory and antistress properties. In folk medicine since ancient times amber was considered almost a panacea for all ills. The most important thing in this case with appropriately chosen stones for zodiac sign. The famous physician Avicenna (Ibn Sina) in their medical treatises leads more than a dozen recipes, which include amber. In Polish folk medicine, there is a recipe of tincture of amber, which helps in all diseases of the respiratory system. Amber beads should be worn to cleanse the entire body of toxins and normalize the activity of the thyroid gland. Litoterapevty argue that using amber cured many diseases, in particular diseases of the hair and skin, hearing and vision, bronchitis, asthma, intestinal disease, urinary tract infection, mental disorders (depression, etc.).
Amber effect on the throat chakra.
Magical properties of amber stone
In the mythology of many countries there are allegations that the pieces of amber spirits live.
Often for performing religious rites used sacred objects from amber. The Russian Patriarch Nikon was a staff made of amber. In Ancient Greece, it was believed that amber has the qualities of Venus and the power of the Sun. Pieces of amber, inside of which got insects or leaves themselves were considered strong magical tools capable of doing both good and evil deeds. Magical properties of amber are as diverse as medical. For example, amber beads should be worn by nursing mothers to have a child later developed a cheerful and kind character. A piece of raw amber should be put near the pillow to ward off evil spirits in a time when people are most vulnerable — during sleep. This mineral is able to comfort people in distress: he gives relief and hope for a good future. The house must keep a few pieces of amber to protect the home from fire and lightning.
Amber is the stone of people born under the sign of Leo. Women Lions need to carry as a talisman ring and earrings with amber. They will protect from the evil eye. Lions men can wear cufflinks, tie pins, Brela-Ki from amber to increase vitality and enhance intuition.
Talismans and amulets made of amber
Amber is the mascot of people seeking to establish ties with the past — historians, archaeologists, anthropologists and teachers of high level. It helps a person to establish a link of times, to connect and synthesize them into a complete picture, draw the right conclusions, learns to accurately predict events. Amber — a talisman against evil spirits, all kinds of undead and evil spirits, enemies, detractors and persecutors. Stone is a talisman against lightning and fire, helps travelers: gives them a safe haven, and sea travel protects against shipwrecks. Amber ships has a universal property to clear the space for the body and soul.
The legend of Phaeton
Phaeton (Aeschylus, 525-456 B. C. e..) . Amber is the tears of Gilead, sisters of Phaeton, the mourner of the unfortunate brother. Phaeton, son of Sun God Helios, asked his father for permission to drive across the sky in his Golden chariot, drawn by four Golden horses.
Helios refused, saying, «not Even gods can stand in my chariot. At the beginning of the road is so steep that winged horses barely overcome it. In the middle it goes so high above the ground, and it makes me feel very fear, and in the end comes down so fast that without highly experienced management horses the chariot would fly and crash. In addition, the road is still among the dangers, the horrors and wild beasts. If slightly deviates to the left can end up on the terrible horns of Taurus or get hit by the arrow of the centaur. In the right to drop, fall prey to the poisonous Scorpio or cancer. Believe me, I don’t want you dead».
But the Phaeton was begging, so requested that Helios yielded to the request of his son. The guy barely jumped on his chariot, like horses, sensing an inexperienced rider, raced faster thoughts. Phaeton was frightened, he let go of the reins and the fiery horses absolutely brutalized. They set fire to in several places in the heavens and the earth, the water in the rivers boiled, and the goddess Gaia-the Earth exclaimed, «Zeus the Thunderer, help me!»
Zeus threw a glittering lightning broke the chariot, and the fire went out. Fire horses were scattered across the sky fragments of a Golden chariot. And Phaeton, with flaming hair on the head, like a falling star, flashed and fell away from home in the waters of the river Eridan.
There Hesperia nymphs raised the body of the unfortunate was buried. And Helios in deep sorrow shut your face and the whole day appeared in the sky and only the fire illuminated the ground.
Cried inconsolable mother and sisters heliade of the dead Phaeton. Grief was boundless. The gods turned the weeping of Gilead in poplar. And since the pores are crying Topol-geladi leaning over Eridan, and drop their tears of blood in the depths of the water, where they cool down and turn into amber.
«The poet of love, gods and exile» Publius Ovidius Naso wrote: Chilling under the sun amber, Which is transparent river is Adopted and is rolling into the distance, decoration wives Latin. Meleager (Sophocles, approx. 494-406. n. e..) . Full of adventure was the fate of this ancient Greek hero. Father of Meleager, king of Kalidon Oyna, bringing rich offerings to the gods-Olympians, forgot to sacrifice to Artemis, and she let loose on the country the terrible boar which devastated all met him on the way.
Grief reigned in the vicinity of Kalidon, and then Meleager decided to make a RAID on the wild boar. Using the Arcadian huntress Atalanta, and he managed to kill the beast. The goddess Artemis has transferred his anger at the state and staged a feud between the residents of the Kalidon and the neighbouring town of Pleuron. The war began. In the heat of battle accidentally Meleager killed his mother’s brother.
The legend has two options for completion. In one version, the mother begged the gods to punish her son, and Apollo killed Meleager. The second version refers to the earlier facts of life hero: when Meleager was born, his mother Alfea was the goddess of fate Moira, and one of them said, «Your son will die when the fire will burn this smut…Alphaeus grabbed the head and put it in the chest. But when mother heard the news of the assassination Meleagros her brother, she remembered the prediction of Moira, grabbed the head of the casket and threw it into the fire. As soon as smut turned into ashes, Meleager died.
Anyway, but the sister character is very grieved about the death of Meleager. Links to grief birds, they have long mourned brother, and their heavy tears turned into amber.
Kastytis and Jurate (drevnekitajskaya legend)
At the bottom of the sea in a Palace made of honey stone, not knowing of the unrest and sorrow, lived a beautiful Princess Jurata. Once she heard the song of the fisherman Kastytis, who scored near the old network, and fell in love with him.
In the evening, when the sea abated, and the dark waves him into the unknown distance ran moonlight, a fisherman Kastytis and Jurate met Princess, she listened to his songs, and he admired her beauty. But he crept in trouble. One evening, when there were no signs of storms over the sea, the storm broke and lightning killed Kastytis death.
A jealous God Perkunas badly paid with the fisherman, and the Princess chained to the walls of the ruined Palace. And now since then whenever Jurata recalls a favorite, bursting into bitter tears, lead-green waves of the sea endure the tears of the Princess to the shore in pieces of amber.
In Palanga (Lithuania) on the Baltic coast now stands an unusual monument dedicated to the heroes drevnekitajskaya legends: the fisherman Kastytis and the sea Princess Jurate.
Fragments of the Sun (the Baltic legend)
Long ago the sky went not one, but two Suns. One of them was big and heavy. One day the sky could not stand it, and the Orb fell into the sea, frozen in the fall. After hitting the sharp rocks of the sea bottom, it broke into small pieces. Since the waves rise from the sea floor and wash large and small pieces of the sun stone… the Bird Gauja and hunter Askew (Latvian legend) . She lived in the forest a wondrous bird Gauja, which is stored in his nest amber necklace amazing properties. It was possible to see simultaneously the seventy wonders of the world. One side of the necklace gave an amazing spectacle in its beauty of the cities, acquainted with distant countries and peoples, the other opened the beauty of the azure sea, emerald forests and snow-capped peaks, the third surprise of the vast plain with the clear as the silver river…
By order of the king of a faraway Tuscany, found out about this miracle, the hunter Askew stole the necklace. However, the bird Gauja overtook the thief, lifted him along with the necklace in the air, and then compressing claws, thrown into the sea. Since then, nobody saw the jewels. I believe that each stone of the necklace has taken on the muddy bottom of the roots, and in its place grew a tree. From the branches of the tree slowly dripping, like tears. So the tree pours out the longing for Howie. Each drop falling into the hands of man, is transformed into amber.