In nearly all of Europe, the ashes from holy palms that are cremated on Easter are blend with seeds to guarantee strong crops. In India, ashes from holy fires are stored in houses to repel devils and malevolent spirits. The Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest geared up for combat by burning wasps and applying the resulting ashes on their warriors’ bodies to bring them good fortune.
The primeval made arrowheads from flint carving. Their hunts were long forgotten but over the centuries, other people found the arrowheads and think that the triangular pieces of stone were made by the gods and must have some mystical powers. These flints are thought to be blessed trinkets unique ability to attract love and fend off the influences of the evil eye. The arrow alone has become an auspicious charm for lovers as it pierces two hearts and attaches them as one.
As good luck objects, axes lead to the attainment of victory and eminence. Amulets resembling the shape of axe heads have been excavated by archaeologists throughout the world. Inevitably consisting of holes in them, these amulets attest to the fact that they were worn as necklaces. A double-bladed axe is often portrayed in the ancient art of the Mediterranean, Africa, and the Far East, among other countries, to represent power.