Protection (See also Charms.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Protection (See also Charms.)

  1. aegis protective mantle of Zeus given to Athena. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary]
  2. alum charm against evil eye. [Egyptian Folklore: Leach, 40]
  3. amethyst preserved soldiers from harm; gave them victory. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 58]
  4. bennet excludes the devil; used on door frames. [Medieval Folklore: Boland, 56]
  5. blood of the lamb used to mark houses of the Israelites so they could be passed over. [O.T.: Exodus 12:3–13]
  6. chrysoberyl guards against evil spirits. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 65]
  7. cross used to frighten away devils and protect from evil. [Christian Iconog.: Leach, 265]
  8. daisy provides protection against fairies. [Flower Symbolism: Briggs, 87]
  9. horseshoe hung on buildings as defense against fairies. [Br. Folklore: Briggs, 225]
  10. jacinth guards against plague and wounds. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 81]
  11. kolem rice designs drawn to attract guardianship of gods. [Hinduism: Binder, 61]
  12. magic flute Tamino’s guard against black magic. [Ger. Opera: Mozart, Magic Flute, Westerman, 102–104]
  13. malachite guards wearer from evil spirits, enchantments. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 97]
  14. mark of Cain God’s safeguard for Cain from potential slayers. [O.T.: Genesis 4:15]
  15. moly herb given by Hermes to Odysseus to ward off Circe’s spells. [Gk. Myth.: Odyssey]
  16. rowan ash tree which guards against fairies and witches. [Br. Folklore: Briggs, 344]
  17. St. Benedict’s cross charm against disease and danger. [Christian Iconog.: Jobes, 386]
  18. St. Christopher medal to protect travelers. [Christian Hist.: NCE, 552]
  19. St. John’s wort defense against fairies, evil spirits, the Devil. [Br. Folklore: Briggs, 335–336]
  20. sard guards against incantations and sorcery. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 107]
  21. serpentine guards against bites of venomous creatures. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 108]
  22. wood knocking on it averts dire consequences. [Western Culture: Misc.]