The Legend of the Apache Tear:
It is said that in 1870 an Apache tribe lived on a large mountain in Arizona known as the Big Picacho. The Apache camp was carefully situated & partly hidden from the surrounding lands. In July of 1870, however, a General Stoneman from the US Cavalry established an outpost close by.
At first all was fine, but when winter came food became scarce, with buffalo & vegetation in short supply & the Indians were struggling to feed their families. In desperation, the Pinal apaches carried out a series of raids on the neighbouring settlements, to try to steal some food for their hungry tribe. Not surprisingly, the ranchers felt the need to retaliate & so they joined forces with US Cavalry Company B and between them, they managed to locate a hidden track that led them straight to the Apache camp.
The Apaches were totally unprepared for the ensuing attack and within a matter of minutes, 50 warriors had been shot & killed. The remaining 25 retreated to the cliff edge where, massively outnumbered & with nowhere to go, rather than be killed by the white man the warriors chose to leap to their death from the side of the mountain.
The Apache widows, inconsolable in their grief, gathered a short distance from the cliff, where the sands were white, and for a whole moon they cried huge, dark tears of grief. Grief not only for their warriors, but also for the death of the fighting spirit of the great Pinal Apaches.
The Great Spirits, so it is told, deeply saddened by the deaths turned the tears of the Apache widows into stone where they fell; these stones are what we now call Apache Tears.
Some say that those who carry an Apache Tear will never cry again as the Apache women cried enough for every person who holds one of these beautiful stones. With great healing properties, Apache Tears transmute negative energies, including psychic attack, clearing the way for positive vibrations. Said to help with depression, grief & loss, as well as helping with the absorption of vitamins and strengthening the immune system.
So much more than a piece of volcanic glass; these stones are a legend, a form of strong love and a powerful healing stone.
All Apache Tears come with a copy of the legend.
Obsidian Apache Tear -Matrix
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