A thunderstone is a Prehistoric hand axe, stone tool, or fossil which was used as an amulet for protection for a person or building. The name derives from the ancient understanding that the object was found at a place where lightning had struck. Not to be confused with Lightning Stone (which are Septarian Nodules) found on the beaches of South Haven, MI with white streaks across the stone resembling lightning. Or Fulgurite (called the finger of God) which is the fused conglomerate of sand and silicon when lightning strikes sand creating a tubular “stone.”
Thunder stones are considered very lucky objects, and have been credited with being touchstones for gold when searching for these elusive nuggets. Meanwhile, in Brazil, flint versions of thunderstone were used as a divining stone for gold, lost treasure, as well as water. This stone was believed to keep lightning from striking a home.
This was hang this stone around children’s necks to protect them from illness and ward off the Evil Eye. They were thought to ease the pain from childbirth. Many Catholics believed that having these stones during Passion Week would reveal hidden treasure and also represented the tears of Christ, due to their shape.
The thunderstone was an object of veneration according to Native American folklore. Thought to have fallen from the sky to earth, it was worshiped and protected. Weather, witchcraft, war, and medicine were all the subjects associated with this smooth teardrop shaped stone. Santeria, the fusion of Catholic practices and African folk beliefs, which emerged in Cuba during the 17th century, embraced the stone and was used for protection, usually by the Shaman or priest who cared for a community. These healers would carry the stone in a red bag, usually with prayer beads and herbs as a protection against evil spirits.
~ Each stone is 2″ inches long, comes in a black organza bag with metaphysical healing properties and how to use and care for your stone.