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aetites

by Micha F. Lindemans
Eagle stones which, according to fable, were found in eagle's nests and possessed magical and medical properties. Pliny describes them as stones with another one inside (Natural History, X, iv, and XXX, xliv). They are also called gagites.

The word comes from the Greek aetos, "eagle."


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  • Also known as:
    gagites

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