The Legend of the Fairy Stone: Many hundreds of years before Chief Powhatan?s reign, fairies were dancing around a spring of water, playing with naiads and wood nymphs, when an elfin messenger arrived from a city far away. He brought news of the death of Christ. When these creatures of the forest heard the story of the crucifixion, they wept. As their tears fell upon the earth, they crystallized to form beautiful crosses.
These natural crosses are in great demand as charms, and ex-President Theodore Roosevelt is said to wear one of them mounted as a watch-charm.
Staurolite: "Fairy Cross" Brown/grey, crosslike extrusions. Represents four elements and joining of spirit with earth/matter. Spirituality, compassion, allowingness, dis-attachment; Focus centered on the Here and Now. This beautiful and rare stone crystalizes in the form of flat and short prismatic crystals with cruciform crossing.
For many years people held these little crosses in great awe, firm in the belief that they protected the wearer against witchcraft, sickness, accidents and disaster. These natural crosses are in great demand as charms, and ex-President Theodore Roosevelt is said to wear one of them mounted as a watch-charm. This mineral is a talisman of good luck!