June 24, 2013 @ 2:29 AM
The Myth about Black Onyx
According to the legends, the goddess Venus was sleeping when Cupid came and cut her fingernails! The nail clippings from the hands of the sleeping goddess spread all over the ground. Later, to immortalize the remains of a heavenly body, these nail clippings were converted into stones later renamed as Òonyx,Ó which means fingernails in Greek. From this myth, Onyx has been symbolized as a protective stone against any of its adversaries.
The Facts about Black Onyx
Onyx is geologically regarded as a special kind of Òchalcedony,Ó which was an ornamental stone mined in the port of Calchedon around Asia Minor. The chalcedony or Onyx stones were heavily mined and...