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A small object believed to have supernatural powers and to bring luck or avert misfortune. Personal talismans are common in Native American traditions and are usually worn or carried close to the body. There are also specific talismans designated for specific protective purposes to be used in times of need or in special ceremonies.

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"Talisman of aquamarine with lucky horseshoes, August 3, 2010" by Indalo Art is licensed under CC BY-ND.

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