Hematite is an iron oxide crystal and an ore of iron.
Stemming from the Greek word haima, meaning blood. This stone is known for connecting the body to the Earth. Ancient Greeks associated Hematite with Mars, the god of war. Hematite is known as a grounding stone.
Many warriors, including ancient Greeks, Romans, and Native Americans, used crushed Hematite on their bodies to create a red paint-like appearance thought to keep them safe in battle. Hematite was believed to make a warrior invulnerable and give them courage and strength.
During the Patheolithic era, early humans created cave paintings using the red pigment from ground-up Hematite.
This listing is for one tumbled polished stone.
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