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Legends of stones - Opal (I)

Data: 27/10/2021 | Reading time: 3 minutes | Views: 12471


Opal is a special stone and we chose to start with it the series of articles Legends of the Stones because we feel an immeasurable affinity with it.

First of all, it is a symbolic stone of creativity and of those who have the gift to heal, give energy and clear vision, it helps you to strongly support your arguments.

The ancient Romanians ranked opal above all other precious stones and paid high prices for it, because they believed it brought luxury and wealth. Even Pliny, the famous author and naturalist philosopher, described the opal: "having a bright garnet fire (ruby or garnet), glorious amethyst purple, emerald green like the sea and all those colors shine together mixed in an incredible way." When Marc Antoniu wanted to present Cleopatra with an opal ring, Senator Nonius ran away with the ring, not wanting to give it up.

Opal can be a talisman for magicians or creative people, it helps them to reveal their creative abilities, to support their commitments. If you have a creative approach to your work - even if the work is not related to art - opal will support and patronize you. For creative people, opal is a powerful source of energy.

But for calm and balanced people, opal does not fit, it can be very annoying, inducing anxiety and uncontrolled enthusiasm.

The ancient Greeks believed that opal gave gifts of foresight and prophecy. Theophrastus, who prepared the oldest existing book on precious stones, quoted in it his friend Onomacritus: "the delicacy of opal reminds me of a loving and beautiful child." Another myth is that offered by Zeus, the Greek king of the gods, who fortunately defeated the Titans, cried and his tears turned to opals when they touched the earth.

In Asia, the opal is considered a symbol of hope. The Indian goddess of the rainbow was so beautiful that many male gods sought her favor and eventually, as a desperate act to get rid of their advances, she turned into opal, wearing the colors of the rainbow.

In the Middle Ages, blonde women wore opal necklaces to protect their hair from losing its color, and it was also considered a stone that could offer good luck, as it was believed to possess all the virtues of each gemstone and whose color. was represented in the color spectrum of opal.

Australian Aborigines understood the unique energy and beauty of opal. They called it the "Rainbow Snake" and described its creation: "The Creator took the colors of the rainbow and put them in the stone to make the opal."

Another story tells how the Creator traveled on a rainbow road to spread a message of peace on earth. With each step, the stones under his feet turned into opals like small tangible rainbows.