Such a Magickal Stone... Galena acts as a powerful mirror, reflecting light into the deepest, darkest regions of our shadow self. It encourages temperance, tolerance and peace as we learn to embrace the aspects of ourselves we have long feared.
✨ Galena was named by Pliny the Elder in 77-79 from the Greek word “galene” which means lead ore. It has been mined for its lead and silver content since 3000 BC. Egyptians used it as kohl under their eyes to reduce the glare of the desert sun and protect them from the diseases carried by flies. It was used to make a green pottery glaze called potter’s ore, to make lead shot and in crystal transistor radios.