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Amulets and talismans are objects believed to hold magical properties, such as bringing good luck, repelling evil, curing illnesses, or attracting the opposite sex. These amulets were used by keeping near the person or object they were supposed to influence.
Non-exhaustive list of amulets
- Rabbit's feet
- Four-leaf clovers
- Gemstones, such as amethyst
- Charmstones and holey stones
- Various fossils, especially ammonites and crinoids.
Non-exhaustive list of talismans
- Holy water
- Mezuzah, tefillin
- Saint Christopher medal
- Consecrated hosts
- Lucky penny
- Turkish evil eye ward, called in Turkish "nazar boncuğu"
- Gonzalez-Wippler, Migene. Complete Book Of Amulets & Talismans. (Llewellyn, 2001; ISBN 0-87542-287-X).