2 thoughts on “Fe2O3

  1. you have been busy posting again 🙂
    I have read somewhere that red is the colour of blood ,so the colour red was a symbol of life.
    But, been reading some irish folklore recenlty and one of the main themes was using fire to keep away evil spirits. This seems to extend to iron because it has been forged in fire.
    A red burning coal was placed under the churn to protect the butter from witchcraft. and i it seems that things that are the colour of fire have the same power to protect – like mountain ash (red berries) and red thread across a threshold and red thread in witch jars.
    As illness was thought to be caused by evil spirits/fairies, a chalybeate spring might be doubly powerful – red colour and containing iron?

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