Atzecs referred to this rock as the Black Mirror, Smoking Mirror or Even Shining Mirror and they associated with the god Tezcatlipoca. Tezcatlipoca is a god associated with North, Earth, cold and night sky. He is a frightening God. His qualities were both negative as war, temptation and strife but also very positive as divination, magic and beauty!
Obsidian is a volcanic glass produced by rapidly cooled silica lava. Due to the fact that obsidian is a hard volcanic material it was used to produce sharp instruments and ritual artifacts. Obsidian is one of the most Earthly Stones, dark and mostly black is associated with the Element of Earth and its planet it Saturn, the lord of time. Therefore the powered day to practice with Obsidian is Saturday.
His name itself means Smoking Mirror, an epithet used to describe the Obsidian. For Aztecs the stone itself is a manifestation of the God and an instrument to access his qualities! When depicted Tezcatlipoca's right foot is an Obsidian while sometimes the gem.
Aztecs used the black Obsidian to make sharp ritual instruments and Mirrors to be used as divination tools. The power of the Smoking Mirrors (as the Black divination Mirrors are usually called) was so famous that the alchemist and sorcerer of the Queen of England Elizabeth the First, Dr. John Dee used some for his work. The legend sais that the Angels appeared in the Mirror and instructed him. It was brought to the possesion of the Queen after the conquest of Mexico by Cortés between 1527 and 1530.
*Each size will vary a little due to being handmade*
Weight is approx. 400-500g.
**Remember all items can vary from main photo slightly in color and size.**