The symbolism of jade, jasper and the colour green to the ancients

“Green was a type of the Eternal, and a green stone was a symbol of reproduction. A green stone, as well as a green axe, were worn by both the living and the dead. The color green had the same significance with the Aztecs, the Chinese, the Neolithic men, and with the Egyptians. Axes were made from the polished emerald, felspar, jade or jasper. The axe was type of founding by opening the ground, and making the passage for the dead on its way towards the image of its resurrection. “Axes of green stone were also buried in the ancient mounds of Japan, and an emerald was made the base or heart of the Aztec mummy.”” — Source: The celestial ship of the north 

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