Malachite Hippo - 116gms
This special piece has been carved from a mass of high quality Malachite. One-of-a-kind and hand carved with beautiful patterning. There is a small natural opening in Malachite in the right snout area of the Hippo.
Size: Measures 2.8" in length and weighs 116gms.
The Hippo is a fierce and powerful protector of its young. The ancient Egyptians recognized the role of the female hippopotamus and honored her as Taurt or Tawaret, the goddess of childbirth and the benevolent protector of fertility, pregnant women and their children. Taurt stands upright, has the head and torso of a pregnant hippo, the claws of a lion, and the tail of a crocodile.
Much of a female hippo’s time is spent preparing for and raising her offspring. A mother hippo will teach a young calf to swim and walk by her side to ensure that aggressive bull hippos cannot injure them. The Hippopotamus mother will also watch and protect the offspring of other Hippo mothers, which is a rare occurrence in the animal world.
The Hippopotamus is an amazing animal that lives both underwater and above ground. It combines the elements of earth and water and teaches us how to integrate the attributes of both into our daily life.
Malachite is a copper-bearing mineral that is well known for its beautiful fibrous and botryoidal growth. It is a stone of vibrancy, and with its bright earth green energy, it is useful in clearing and rebalancing the chakras, particularly the heart chakra. Malachite is a powerful stone of creation, development and spiritual growth.
Throughout history Malachite was often carved into amulets. It is believed to have the ability to foretell impending disaster by breaking into pieces when trouble is near. Malachite is also considered a guardian stone for travelers, a piece of malachite bearing an eye pattern were often worn or carried to protect against the evil eye.