When I was very young, I read a book about rehashed myths and legends from around the world. I can’t remember the title… but I will never forget my favorite story in the collection. It was about a young girl who was physically stronger than everyone around her. People admired her for it, and she loved to show off the power of her muscles.
The girl’s grandmother told her to keep the source of her strength secret from all ears and eyes. But, like I said, the kid loved the attention she got. One day she told her best friend that her power came from a hair comb adorned with a magic green stone, which had been kissed by her grandmother’s blood. The best friend—who was no friend at all—ripped the comb out of the girl’s hair while she slept. Yep, my Wicked Luvs, the girl-Hercules was left powerless. And you know how that story ends…
You probably also figured out that the girl’s comb was empowered by a bloodstone, also known as Heliotrope. Today’s second All Hallow’s Grim 2013… So Good, So Dark giveaway is not the girl’s herculean comb, but a lovely bloodstone pendant from Twinflame Studios. It is “wrapped in Sterling Silver and carved in a double-terminated style similar to Vogel cut crystals,” a shape which is said to increase the flow of energy (Strength, Prosperity, Calm, Vitality…).
a Bloodstone Pendant on a black leather cord
To enter, answer the following: Do you have a favorite stone or crystal? If yes, why do you love it so? If not, what’s wrong with you! Just kidding... maybe ;-) My answer: I love amber. It simply grounds me.
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2. Visit Twinflame Studios and come back to tell me which beauty you would like to claim as yours. What attracts you to it (materials, shape, crafting style…)?
3. Be a Wicked Darling. Follow Pagan Culture (this blog).
* Enter by Oct 24th at 5:13 pm EDT. Visit the Giveaway Rules page for eligibility and details.