Talismans and the Belief System that Revolves Around it

Talismans have been in the popular category since ancient times. It was believed to withhold strong and magical powers and was a symbol of protection. Talismans consisted of objects or ornaments made out of earthy stones. It was considered as shimmering shields and represented a mystical beauty. The use of these kinds of ornaments or amulets represents spirituality as well. Talismans moreover have a religious aspect as well apart from the spiritual one. The architecture of some countries represents the beauty of these objects that enhance the cultural richness of the particular region.

Its popularity and uses

Talismans are usually related to Turkish, Arab and Islamic culture. It was popular in the past and still has its roots strongly engraved worldwide. The word ‘talisman’ itself indicates the countries, the corresponding culture and associated religion. The word is a derivation of French, Arabic and Greek words. Hence, it is a part of the culture of these countries. It is still popular in both social and elite strata. The uses of talismans vary from healing to other religious practices. These are portable and hence easier to carry and make use of.

Representation of Talisman as culture

Talisman is a symbolization of many countries like Egypt and Arab. Even in the Christian World it has its existence. Talisman is present as a symbol of cultural representation in the architecture of many countries like Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art displays several talismans and amulets. People across the world believe in this good luck charm and ensure protection against the evil eye. In ancient Rome and Egypt, talismans’ depiction proves its originwhich dates back to Predynastic and the Roman Period. Talismans of different shapes and sizes are made of silver, gold, copper, bronze and electrum. For more information, click here.


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