ïĀ¶ Ancient Rome: As part of the glorious inheritor of the ancient and most developed Greek tradition, the Roman society was quite familiar with their customs and used to follow some of their rituals and beliefs. The use of amulet was prevalent in the ancient Roman Empire. Although these were inextricably attached to the Roman religion, but the use of amulet was usually practiced outside the natural sphere of the religious experience. But some of the gods and gemstones were being suggested, such as; Chalcedony for Jupiter, Red Jasper for Mars, Amethyst for Bacchus etc., with great beliefs of the intrinsic power of the amulet in general.
ïĀ¶ Japan and China: In ancient China, experts, known as fulu, of the Taoist ideology and beliefs were developed an extraordinary style of unusual calligraphy in anticipation that these can be helpful in getting protected from evil spirits and bad luck. The same way in Japan, the preparation and use of amulet was introduced, which were known as ofuda.
ïĀ¶ Abrahamic Religions: In olden days and also in the era of Middle Ages, most of the Jewish, Christian, Hindus and Muslims were believed in the protective and healing power of the Amulets. While talismans were used in that period but the use of amulet was also there in a very big way. Although the style and types of these products were different from each other but all these material had been used for the almost the same aspirations and beliefs. While some of these items were placed in the house or courtyard, there were some objects, which were normally used on the body or worn as ornaments for getting blessed.
ïĀ¶ Asian Dominance: Apart from China and Japan, the use of amulet was quite a big issue in various other countries, such as; India, Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia etc., where diversified nature of products or items are being used since the age-old historical period and can be found in respective culture and epics. The impact of religious culture on the society was often been seen in the practice of amulet preparation and their respective uses in different parts of this region. Buddhist culture and beliefs were predominantly played a key role in the use of the amulet, while some other religious characteristics were there to influence this amulet culture.
ïĀ¶ Thailand Features: Although the Buddhism was started and developed in the Indian subcontinent but its widespread accommodation and practice can be found in countries like Japan< Myanmar and Thailand. The ancient Thai culture and religious practices were attached with Buddhist school of thoughts and paved the way for the Thai Buddha Amulet of various natures, such as; Good luck, Sex, Protective etc.
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