Gems from Mythology

  • 243 Pages
  • 1.85 MB
  • English
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Reference, Rel
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13144486M
ISBN 108172762747
ISBN 139788172762742

The pearl is associated with spiritual energy, wisdom, prosperity, power, immortality, thunder, or the moon. (Chinese mythology) Gem of Kukulkan, the Mayan god brought fire, earth, air, and water to the world. Though Kukulkan only has the wind gem, and with it can control the air.

(Maya mythology) Gemstones from Hindu/Buddhist mythology. Gold or gems, either way this book is a treasure. flag Like see review. Thea Smith rated it really liked it. This is a book that you dip into every now and again - although you could read one gem for every day of the year.

The pages I've read have helped me gain a deeper understanding of the bible verses by explaining the greek /5. Stories of the Stones The Mythology, Legends, and Lore of Gemstones Throughout History. Ancient civilizations and modern day people have something in common an unwavering fascination with crystals and beliefs in their powers.

You will read about talking lizards, blood turned to stone, Gems from Mythology book horses, mermaids, and angels.

Some of the ancient beliefs seem fantastical now, some still. Gems from Mythology book The Book Gemstones have attracted humankind since ancient times, and have long been used for jewellery and Astrology.

The prime requisite for a gem is that it must be beautiful. The beauty may lie in colour or lack of colour, it must be beautiful. The beauty may lie in colour or lack of colour, in the latter case, extreme limpidity and ‘fire’ may provide the attraction.

A dazzling visual guide to precious and semiprecious stones, organic gems, and precious metals that showcases beautiful, specially commissioned images as well as science, natural history, mythology, and true stories of adventure and diamonds and sapphires to emeralds and.

It is said that each of the Gemstones help in improving the strength of nine planets. According to Mythology, all these gems had been developed by nature inside the body of demon king Bali because he was a unique creature and when these gems came out of the shattered body, it was sign of victory of gods over the demons.

Gemstones Worn by the Egyptians. There are some examples of ancient Egyptian jewelry which have been unearthed by archaeologists, so we know some of the gemstones they liked to use in their creations.

Gemstones were selected for their color and other attributes. For example, Egyptians associated blue with royalty, so they loved lapis lazuli and. It is believed that this gem was created from the tears of Dionysus, the god of wine.

Greek mythology states that in a fit of rage he tried to kill a young maiden named Amethysta with the help of his two tigers. But she was saved by goddess Diana who turned her into a statue of gleaming clear quartz.

Name Source Uses Adamant / Adamantine: Greek mythology As a noun, adamant has long been used to designate any impenetrably or unyieldingly hard substance and, formerly, a legendary stone/rock or mineral of impenetrable hardness and with many other properties, often identified with diamond or lodestone.

The English word is used both as a noun and an adjective and is derived from the Latin. Precious Gems From Hindu Mythology: Fascinating Glimpse of Hindu Gods - Kindle edition by., Devi.

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Gems From (one of my) Favourite Books One of my favourite books ever is "The Glass Slipper" by Eleanor Farjeon. The copy I have is a hand-me-down from my mother - who got it as a present from her Sunday School - which increases the charm of this book ten fold for me.

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In Greek mythology Arethusa was a nymph who turned into a fountain after. Draupnir Draupnir is a legendary gold ring that comes from Norse mythology. Imbued with magical powers, it was forged by the dwarfs Eitri and Brokk who were known for making powerful objects.

Brokk stood before the gods in Asgard and presented the ring to Odin as proof of their abilities!. The Book of Thoth First mentioned in the Turis papyrus, a document that was published in Paris in.

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Holy books - Upanishads. Holy books - Vedas. Holy Books - Mythology. Kosha Books, Pancha Kosha Books. Prarthana Books, God Puja Books. Book on. You enjoy mythology and books on religion. You are looking for a short read on the said subject.

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Buy your copy of Precious Gems from Hindu Mythology using the link below.4/5. Gemstones are so fascinating. Their colors, properties, myths, and legends are diverse and re about stones has been revered and honored for centuries in all cultures.

The information presented on these pages was compiled from a wide variety of rock, gem and lapidary books and from information gathered on the internet. "Gems" along with the reprints of "Magick in Theory Practice," became one of the core resources for the emerging new generation of Thelemites in the s.

From the collection of Clive Harper with his discrete book-label neatly tipped in at the rear. Gems were imported into Greece from every location along the ancient Silk Road, from Asia Minor to the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka, and the Far East. These jewels included such exotic materials as emerald, ruby and sapphire, as well as semi-precious gems from the Middle East, Egypt, and North Africa.

The Roman Empire was the seat of power. Gem is a dazzling visual guide to precious stones, organic gems, and precious metals that weaves together beautiful, specially commissioned images and science, natural history, mythology, and true stories of adventure and diamonds to sapphires to limestone, this comprehensive guide profiles all the key gemstones and other.

Walker's book states that tourmaline was recognized as a gem in Europe in when Dutch traders brought it back from the East, but Christopher Cavey's Gems and Jewels: Fact and Fable states that tourmalines have "only been identified as a separate gem species for the last two hundred years.

The stones originally found in Brazil in the. Mythology, Classical—Encyclopedias, Juvenile. Rengel, Marian. Title. BLD26 '—dc22 Chelsea House books are available at special discounts when purchased in bulk quantities for businesses, associations, institutions, or sales promotions.

Please call our Special Sales Department. By Sankalpita on Febru in Book Reviews, History Books, Non-Fiction, Religion and Mythology Books CONCEPT: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: /5 RESEARCH: /5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: /5 “India is more than a land, it is an atmosphere,” says the famous author Ruskin Bond who, incidentally is also the author of “Tales and Legends from.

Genre/Form: Engravings Extra-illustrated copies (Provenance) Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dagley, Richard, Gems. London, J. Murray,   Amazon — Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, chose the name because the Amazon is the largest river in the world and it could function as a symbol of the company’s vast selection of books.

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But the river got its name from Greek mythology. The Amazons were a race of women warriors known for their fierceness in battle. Ancient Gems and Finger Rings: Catalogue of the Collection - Ebook written by J.

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Articles about gemstones written by a GIA Graduate Gemologist. Each article includes photos and information about the gem's phyiscal properties and geologic origin. Animals, Creatures, and Monster Characters from Folklore, Legends, and Mythology in the Public Domain. A variety of characters from various sources appearing in folklore, legends, and mythology.

Books shelved as gemology: Gemstones of the World by Walter Schumann, Gem: The Definitive Visual Guide by D.K. Publishing, Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, an. GEMS Mythology Web Quest: Exploring Greek Mythology.

by Leah Kaltenberg, Rachel Rydzewski and Sallie Piotrowski- Waunakee Community Middle School. Introduction. The 7th grade Communication Arts teachers are looking to put together a resource book for parents. This resource book will include all major themes, skills, and topics that we have.

AmberThough technically fossilized tree resin and not a stone, amber is still considered a gem. In Norse mythology, Freyja cried tears that turned into. Gem is a dazzling visual guide to precious stones, organic gems, and precious metals that weaves together beautiful, specially commissioned images and science, natural history, mythology, and true stories of adventure and discovery.

From diamonds to sapphires to limestone, this comprehensive guide profiles all the key gemstones and other precious materials, and stunning images show the jewels. For the complete listing of the books that are published by Yesterday’s Classics, please visit Yesterday’s Classics is the publishing arm of the Baldwin Online Children’s Literature Project which presents the complete text of hundreds of classic books for children at ISBN Devdutt writes prolifically on mythology – he has written books not just on Indian mythology, but how it relates to the various spheres in the life of the common man.

I have currently just covered Hindu mythology. And Greek mythology. There is Buddhist, Jain, Abrahmic and world mythology that awaits coverage.

Also, writing for different audiences excites me: if Jaya is for adults, then I.The History, Legends, and Mythology of Malachite ~In ancient Rome malachite was referred to as the “Peacock stone,” sacred to the Goddess Juno, whose sacred bird was the peacock.

Juno was enchanted by the eye-like patterns in Malachite that resembled the pattern in her sacred peacocks feathers.