Monday, January 07, 2008


Myths, Folklore & Symbolism
diamond: "Symbolically it is usually considered to be the perfection of crystal and thus represents absolute purity, spirituality, and immutability. In India it is sometimes a symbol of immortality; Buddha's throne is of diamond. Plato describes the world axis as a diamond. European folk belief ascribes various magical properties to diamond. It is supposed to heal illnesses; make poisons harmless; drive away wild animals, witches, and ghosts; make invisible; and make one pleasing to women. In the Renaissance it was above all a symbol of courage and strength of character. (Herder)

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