South American - A monster in Paraguay. This monster was said to have a mirror on its head. In some accounts, called Carbuncle.


General - A form of garnet. This semi-precious stone, red in colour, was said by Arabs to protect warriors in battle. Greek lore said that the stone could protect children from drowning. Other stories affirm its potency in protecting the wearer from plague or poison. Sometimes identified as carbuncle.

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