Staurolite: Fairy Crosses or Fairy Stones – Small sized
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This small staurolite stone may come as an “x”, “t”, “cross”, and other shape. Each stone is unique and will differ from the photos shown here. Photos are for demonstration only to get the feel of what the stones “could” look like. Our stones come from Taos, New Mexico. Some have garnets embedded in them, some do not. Some come wire-wrapped, some do not. If we send a wire wrapped one and you don’t want wire wrapping, the wrapping is easy to snip off. They were enhanced by a volunteer.
Strong in folklore, these “X”, “T”, or “+” celtic-cross shaped staurolite stones are found in various parts of the world and are associated as tears of faeries. Numerous legends surround the stone with many magical beliefs around them as well. Read the above page for information and pictures.
Named after the Greek word “Stauros” for “cross”, they are commonly known as “fairy stones” or “fairy crosses”. According to European and Christianity influenced Native American legend on the state park website, “hundreds of years before Chief Powhatan’s reign, the fairies were dancing around a magical spring of water, playing with naiads and wood nymphs, when a elfin messenger arrived from a city far away bringing the news of the death of Christ. When these creatures of the forest heard the story of the crucifixion, they wept, as their tears fell upon the earth they crystallized into beautiful crosses”. During the first meeting of John Smith and Pocahontas, it is said the Indian princess gave John Smith a good luck charm made out of a “fairy cross”. Legend has it that Richard the Lionheart used them during the crusades to heal the wounded. Some say these are the tears of the Cherokee who wept over the loss of their homeland during the exodus on the “Trail of Tears”. Others talk of an ancient race of mountain faeries who were dancing at their favorite meeting places, and upon finding out that the “Great Creator” had died, shed tears, so moved, were crushed in heart and cried, as they wept their tears crystallized into the “fairy crosses”. Others say that during the defeat of the Tuatha de Danann and other faerie races when they were forced under-ground to live in the hills, the faeries around the world shed tears, made of Iron to represent the Iron Age destroying their race, in the shapes of crosses as an omen of the peopling that would destroy the planet next. More info, visit our page at: http://www.technogypsie.com/faerie/?p=383
Each stone is unique and varies in size and shape. These listed here are generally considered “Small” sized. If you do not care which stone you get, choose this cart item. If you want to pick and choose your fairy stone, please follow the links below for the appropriate cross/stone. (you may leave this shopping cart and enter another one managed by us)
Currently in stock:
- FC001: Staurolite / Faerie / Fairy Cross: approx. 1″ x 1/2″ x 1/2″: X shaped
- FC002: Staurolite / Faerie / Fairy Cross: approx. 3/4″ x 3/4″ x 1/2″: X shaped
- FC006: Staurolite / Faerie / Fairy Cross: approx. 1/2″ x 1/2″ x 1/2″: X or Y shaped
- FC009: Staurolite / Faerie / Fairy Cross: approx. 3/4″ x 1/2″ x 1/2″: X or Y shaped
- Small Faerie Crosses and Stones
- Small to Medium Faerie Stones
- Medium to Large Faerie Stones and Crosses