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Religious Travel Amulets

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Title

Religious Travel Amulets

Subject

Superstition

Description

Various amulets (charms) and talismans (amulets engraved with characters that have magical significance) are used to ward off evil influence and bring good fortune.

Religious symbols may be just that, but if they are used in a belief that they are imbued with special protective powers then they become objects of superstitious practice.

Rights

Digital image copyright 2014 Images in this collection are not to be used for any commercial purposes without the expressed written permission of the Center for Inquiry and Dr. Joe Nickell. Patrons of this digital museum are free to utilize materials from the museum for non-commercial and educational purposes.

Language

English
Arabic

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