The origin of the English word copper is from the Latin, Cyprus. The island of Cyprus was a source of copper for the Romans.
The Egyptian Ankh was also said to be a symbol for copper. Its meaning was also “eternal life”.
“The Egyptians used the ankh symbol to denote copper in their system of hieroglyphs. It also represented eternal life.”
Coincidence? I think not. The Ankh was also associated with the pineal gland. Today, we now know that copper helps keep calcium in the bones and out of the soft tissues, like the pineal gland. And copper also detoxes fluoride. Fluoride is said to bond with calcium to calcify the pineal gland. So copper would be essential for the health of the pineal gland in at least two ways, by keeping both fluoride and calcium out of it. The other is that the pineal gland is made up of nerves in the brain, and copper is essential for the health of nerves.
The Greek Goddess Aphrodite was said to be from Cyprus, where copper was mined. She symbolizes copper. She is the goddess of love, beauty, and procreation. Copper is good for all of that. We get the term aphrodisiac from Aphrodite. An aphrodisiac is a love potion. Copper, scientifically, is an aphrodisiac in many ways. Boosting nerves. Boosting hormones. Boosting dopamine. And copper improves circulation and strengthens the heart.
Copper is found in the green mineral called malachite, used for healing, and as an ore of copper.
The following blogs on the symbolism of malachite are rather amazing. They pinpoint many of the scientific healing properties of copper, contained within malachite and its healing legends. Note, people would use powdered malachite to heal many things.
“A guardian of the heart, a healer of broken bones and blood pressure, and a protector from the toxic flow of negative energy – Malachite is a busy stone. Green color gemstones always seem to have super strength powers and love connecting to the heart chakra. Malachite is no exception, and with its energetic properties, it does an amazing job in encouraging you to let go of old traumas and patterns and to step outside your comfort zone.”
“It’s a stone known to keep blood pressure on the down low and its calming nature certainly helps this. Malachite also works in harmony with the bones, encouraging quick healing for broken bones, torn muscles, and problems with the joints.”
“Thanks to its strong feminine energy, Malachite is also a stone that lends a hand to period problems like menstrual cramps and making the body flow in better harmony when it comes to labor pains. It has earnt its other name as the Midwife Stone.”
“Malachite is an amazing stone at helping diminish fears, not just in an emotional way but also in helping the body deal with the pounding heart and sweats that can accompany resistance to change and phobias. This is perhaps how Malachite also earnt its reputation as being a talisman for travelers, particularly those who fear to step on airplanes or who suffer from travel sickness.”
“Malachite is the essence of joy and is known as the “stone of transformation” because it helps reveal and heal emotional pain by absorbing the pain into itself. It is especially helpful in bringing ease during times of change and gives the insight needed for personal growth.”
“Just looking at malachite’s swirls, rings and intricate marbling is rejuvenating and uplifting. It can help a person get through tough transitional periods. This is a wonderful, empowering stone to wear when starting a new project or job or moving to a new home.”
“Malachite has been traditionally used to ward off danger and fight illness. It has been said to protect against falling and has been wrapped over bruises and broken bones to help with tissue regeneration and healing. Malachite tends to draw negative energy and disharmony into itself. Periodically recharge your malachite’s energy by placing it on a clear quartz cluster, then rinse with cool, clean water.”
“Overall, malachite is said to bring harmony into one’s life. Wearing it can assist in the manifestation of the heart’s desire and strengthen intuition.”
“The Physical Benefits of Malachite Another nickname for Malachite in addition to the Stone of Transformation is ‘The Midwife’s Stone’. It has been a well known aid for ailments specific to women for centuries – easing the pains of childbirth, regulating menstruation, relieving menstrual cramps, increasing fertility and calming the emotions during PMS.”
“Some of Malachite’s other attributes include lowering blood pressure, sore joints, arthritis, rheumatism, myalgia and liver issues. It can boost the immune system and help with malaria, asthma and stomach ailments.”
My comments: How would they know all of that without looking at the science of what copper does? The myths and legends about what malachite/copper does for the body appear to be very accurate and in sync with what modern and accurate science has to say about copper.