agate

General - A semi-precious stone, a variety of chalcedony. This stone is said to have special properties in many cultures. Some say that it can relieve thirst and cure a snake bite or fever, while others say that it is capable of turning a sword against its bearer. Some Arabs use it as a charm or amulet and, in Hebrew lore, it is said to prevent the wearer from falling over or off his horse. Sometimes known as agate.

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