Pyrite. The name pyrite originated with the Greek word pyr or pyros which means fire. It was given this name because it produced sparked when struck on a hard surface or metals. It is also known to most people as “fool’s gold” because of its resemblance to gold but there is nothing foolish about pyrite. An Earth element but it also resonates with Fire energy, symbolizing the warmth. Pyrite provides protection and shield against all sort of negativity around and is excellent to deflect harm and danger. It is a very good stone for when one is on some sort of adventure or performing endangering work. Pyrite inspires the universal energies to activate the nourishing energies of the body. It provides its wearer with health, intellect, and emotional well-being. It allows one to recognize the purity of the universe. Gold crystals honor Persephone she was the Greek Goddess of Spring, she also represents the celebration and the Earth alive with new growth. In ancient times crystals of Pyrite were considered the stones of power and great magic, used by the medicine people of the North American Indians in jewelry and decor, for divination, and in their dresses and objects used during their healing ceremonies.