Known as the most unlucky, the most malevolent, the most destructive and most potent star, the fixed star known as Caput Algol. This Algol amulet is created with the Gorgon Medusa’s decapitated head at its power center. While this star is known as the Gorgon’s head or the Demon Star, it is simultaneously a protection amulet as well as a ritual tool for reversal of power structures directed towards you. What was once a weapon becomes a shield if you are on the proper side of it. As Perseus uses the head of the Gorgon as a shield, this amulet can be utilized against your enemies. Keep in mind that this amulet is essentially a loaded gun – keep well on the proper side of it to avoid its ill effects.
The amulet was also designed with an evil eye on the lower portion in order to reverse the powers of violence against the wearer. Ultimately a blessing for anyone who practices necromancy, war magick or black magick. The malevolent gaze of Medusa is invoked. The sigil of Algol is carved out on this amulet.
If one is waging war of any type, whether literal, spiritual, internal or magickal – this amulet is your first order of protection as well as a driving force of destruction toward whoever/whatever stands on the other side of it. Combining this amulet with the Mars amulet is ideal for those who deal in physical violence and require boldness and fearlessness on the front lines in order to survive.
The word Algol is derived from the Arabic raʾs al-ghūl meaning head of the demon or head of the ghoul. In Hebrew the star is known is Satan’s Head. This is also the root of the word alcohol, bringing to mind the state of drunkenness and the danger of influence one faces when ingesting alcohol which weakens the mind-body connection. The body becomes an open portal for surrounding (often negative) influences to invade the self. For this reason, I recommend this amulet as personal spiritual protection to anyone who drinks often or heavily. For this reason, the amulet features a tankard of ale with a dancing demon on it.
The reverse of the amulet reads “Open up and let the Devil in” along with the name “Algol” in Arabic script along the bottom.
The pewter is darkened and weathered to give the amulet an ancient aura.
Handcast pewter amulet, consecrated to the sphere of the Gorgon.
Comes hung with black cord.
Approximately 2 x 2 inches, 2.5 oz.