3115 – Fairy Cross Stone: Staurolite Stone

Physical description:
A tiny white stone with a brown cross on top. The cross is part of the stone and is raised out of it (it is a crystal).
Museum classification:
Piskies
Size:
2cm x 2cm
Information:
These stones are known as fairy crosses. Their scientific name is staurolite. The folklore of these stones is that when Jesus died, the fairies wept. Every spot where a fairy wept, a stone like this occurred. Fairy crosses are said to bring good luck and ward off evil.
Resource:
Object
Materials:
Stone