Amulets and Superstitions


Amulets and Superstitions


The Original Texts With Translations and Descriptions of a Long Series of Egyptian, Sumerian, Assyrian, Hebrew, Christian

By E. Wallis Budge

A How does a gold ring with a frog bezel heightens fertility? Why will aA farmer will wear an amulet of moss-agate to ensure a plentiful harvest, while brown agate will protect a man from every kind of poisonous reptile? The Who believed the number 7 is to be the most sacred, perfect, and mystic.mystic? In sharp contrast to today, people in the Middle Ages considered Monday to be a day of peace and happiness, while Saturday brought danger and death.

Distinguished Egyptologist Dr. Budge offers the a leading guide to amulets and superstitions throughout human history. Reaching as far back as the third millennium B.C., this book explains explores the origin of such powerful and everlasting symbols as the crucifix, the swastika, and the cross. Where did these symbols come from? Who were their originators, and what was their purpose? Within theThe answers to these questions is represent the fascinating epic story of the evolution of human thought on magic, supernatural power, religion, and deities. Photographs of amuletic stones, seals, jewelry, etc. are plentiful throughout.

The author examines Arab, Persian, Babylonian, Coptic, Egyptian, Gnostic, Hebrew, Mandaean, Phoenician, Samaritan, and Syriac amulets. Other topics include Kabbalah, astrology, the zodiac, water divination, lucky and unlucky days, and the Evil Eye.


Page Count: 588

ISBN: 9781635615999

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