carnelian

General - Red chalcedony, a semi-precious. Stone formerly called sardius. (1) This is said by the Arabs to prevent loose teeth and preserve the wearer from envy. (2) In Australia it is used by the Aborigines as a charm preventing disease and to ensure good hunting. (3) In Egypt it was worn to bring serenity and maintain dignity. (4) The Greeks said it would bring good fortune if worn on the first day of the week. (5) In Persia the stone was buried with the dead owner. (6) Roman lore said that the stone could protect the state from natural disasters. Sometimes identified as carnelian, cornelian, cornelian, Mecca-stone, Mecca-stone, sardius or sardius.

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