Getting Stoned: Labradorite Creation Legends


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Today on Getting Stoned, I want to talk about the magic of Labradorite and its connection with the Aurora Borealis, the northern lights. It’s a beautiful legend centered around this dazzling gem.

I’m sharing the story from Jewel Envy--there are other versions of it out there as well. Labradorite was first discovered by Moravian missionaries in 1770. The gem was found in the Isle of Paul near Nain Labrador, Canada which is why it has the name, Labradorite. Legends from the Eskimo Inuit and Native American Innu of Labrador share the gem's mystical origins.

The legend says that the Aurora Borealis was trapped within the rocks along the shores of Labrador. One day, an Inuit warrior found the lights and struck the rocks with his spear. The lights exploded into the sky creating the Northern Lights. I've heard from other sources that the lights chose to stay in some of the rocks. These became known as Labradorite which is known as the stone of light.

Jewel Envy shared another legend from Norse mythology which said that the Northern Lights were created by gods and were meant to be a bridge to the heavens while another legend claims that a mighty being would touch the rocks gently in order to travel into the sky.

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