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Throughout history there have been an almost infinite number of unique amulets created. One example of a very unique amulet is the talisman created by the first century Roman, Pliny, who insisted that wearing a dog's tongue on one's show protects one from other dogs. Other examples of unique amulets include wearing an animal part or insect around the body, or sacred scriptures written in small writing. Spanning time and geography, there is virtually no limit to how many amulets can be considered unique.

Some amulets are unique to certain cultures while other amulets are unique to certain religions, tribes or even individuals. What's clear is that the characteristics of animals, plants and even insects were thought to be transferable to human beings if they were made into a unique amulet. To give further examples of unique amulets, the Egyptians believed that a gold feather amulet would give him the same fleetness of an eagle. Among primitive people, the umbilical chord was kept and made into a very unique amulet to free the child of misfortune as he/she grew into adulthood.

In the past, amulets and unique amulets were considered to be an indispensable part of life; science was virtually unknown. So why have unique amulets continued to be such a popular part of so many cultures in the word?

  • Amulets cause people to feel protected, which is comforting
  • Amulets link us to the past
  • Amulets can be of thought of as art pieces and some are very beautiful to look at
  • Amulets create a bond within a particular culture or group and carry on tradition

Whether you believe in unique amulets or not, their use around the world cannot be argued. Perhaps they really do possess a power in addition to their charm and appeal.