Right on Cue – COVID 19 may overwhelm US Hospitals by Sunday, March 15. If you have been watching and listening you are not surprised to hear this news. They have been predicting this would be the case.
I hope that you are beginning to see that the elite who run the world do everything by the numbers and worship the pagan gods of Rome and Greece, which are really the gods of EGYPT.
I started to look into the significance of March 15 and was really amazed at the things I discoverd. I did not have time to go into detail on all the things I learned, or even to break down the numbers. Since tomorrow is the 15th, I wanted to get this out while it is most relevant.
Make sure you check the article regarding Red Nose Day USA, https://www.eyeopeningtruth.com/red-nose-day-alert/
WASHINGTON — What is the Ides of March?
One of the most famous murders in history took place on that day.
Why this strange way of referring to this day? The Roman calendar worked quite differently than ours.
It counted back from three fixed points of a month: The Nones: near the beginning.
The Ides: toward the middle.
The Kalends: at the beginning of the next month. In March, Ides fell on the fifteenth.
Now to its significance and why March 15 is an important day in the history of world civilization.
We know the story thanks to the Greek historian Plutarch, Roman biographer Suetonius, and a much later retelling by playwright William Shakespeare.
A “seer” named Spurinna presented a prophecy in 44 B.C. to the great Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar.The prophecy said that harm would come to Caesar by the Ides of March. Shakespeare later framed the warning in the phrase: “Beware the Ides of March.”
The day came, and Caesar considered himself safe. He even mocked the prophet on his way to give a speech to the Roman Senate.
At the meeting, Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of Senators, led by his friend Brutus, along with Cassius. Shakespeare recounts the moment in having Caesar say, “Et tu, Brute?” (You too, Brutus?) as the emperor gave up hope since his dear friend was involved
The death of Julius Caesar marked the end of the Roman Republic and the beginning of the Roman Empire.
After this point, Emperors in Rome would rule with absolute power. So this is why Fifteenth of March, the Ides of March, has great significance.
What can we learn from it? Overconfidence can blind us to unexpected danger. And things are not always what they seem.
Just as the Ides of March changed the Roman society into a dictatorship, I believe that this VIRUS marks the end of freedom as we have known it. I believe it is the beginning of the WORLDWIDE DICTATORSHIP.
Often reviled (certainly by Dante) was Marcus Junius Brutus Minor, known to most as “Brutus” or more simply “Et tu Brute?” So why dedicate a holiday to this most heinous of individuals? This slayer of Kings and betrayer of friends? Why, my good people, because Brutus Day reminds us that even in this modern age, betrayal, subterfuge, and (metaphorical at least) back-stabbing is still alive and well.
History of Brutus Day
Let’s start by talking a little about the man, and how he became the world’s most famous betrayer second only to that slayer of messiahs. It is first important to understand that his history is plagued with intrigue straight from his birth. You see, though Caesar was only 15 at the time, there were rumors that it was Caesar who fathered Brutus, rather than Marcus Junius Brutus Major. This rumor was in part fueled by the questionable circumstances of his father’s death while participating in the Lepidian revolution. Quintus Servilius Caepio, his uncle, took over the responsibilities of raising him in 59 BC.
So how did he come into Caesar’s confidence and become so close a friend that his betrayal shocked his dear friend to the core? The explanation comes best, perhaps, at an examination of our own lives and experiences. Sometimes we know that those we call our friends are not, perhaps, the best of people. While we may adore them as our friend, their choices and actions as pertains to others we may not approve of. This is where Brutus found himself, a dear friend he could not counsel away from madness had to be put down for the good of the nation he ruled. It is this conundrum that casts questions on whether Brutus was hero, villain, martyr, or betrayer. Perhaps each in equal measure.
THE DEVIL IS A TRICKSTER… and the above article is assigning his attributes to BRUTUS. Society has been taught to see the “Trickster” as a “good” character.
The trickster deity breaks the rules of the gods or nature, sometimes maliciously (for example, Loki) but usually with ultimately positive effects. Often, the rule-breaking takes the form of tricks (eg. Eris) or thievery. Tricksters can be cunning or foolish or both; they are often very funny even when considered sacred or performing important cultural tasks. In many cultures, (as may be seen in Greek, Norse or Slavic folktales, along with Native American/First Nations lore), the trickster and the culture hero are often combined. To illustrate: Prometheus, in Greek mythology, stole fire from the gods to give it to humans. Source
How to celebrate Brutus Day
Celebrating Brutus Day… Is such a day worthy of celebration? It only stands to cast yet more light on the dark seedy underbelly of the political arena. But perhaps it also prompts us to ruminate on the great game they play, the pull and tug of politics, the conflicts of loyalties and priorities, and the need to give and take on issues that may at turns enrage and exalt their constituents. Sometimes the road to the ends they promise isn’t a straight one, but twists and curves along a moral road.
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Mars was the god of war and also an agricultural guardian, a combination characteristic of early Rome. He was second in importance only to Jupiter and he was the most prominent of the military gods in the religion of the Roman army. Most of his festivals were held in March, the month named for him (Latin Martius), and in October, which began the season for military campaigning and ended the season for farming.
Under the influence of Greek culture, Mars was identified with the Greek god Ares, whose myths were reinterpreted in Roman literature and art under the name of Mars. But the character and dignity of Mars differed in fundamental ways from that of his Greek counterpart, who is often treated with contempt and revulsion in Greek literature. Mars was a part of the Archaic Triad along with Jupiter and Quirinus, the latter of whom, as a guardian of the Roman people, had no Greek equivalent. Mars’ altar in the Campus Martius, the area of Rome that took its name from him, was supposed to have been dedicated by Numa, the peace-loving semi-legendary second king of Rome. Although the center of Mars’ worship was originally located outside the sacred boundary of Rome (pomerium), Augustus made the god a renewed focus of Roman religion by establishing the Temple of Mars Ultor in his new forum.
Although Ares was viewed primarily as a destructive and destabilizing force, Mars represented military power as a way to secure peace, and was a father (pater) of the Roman people. In the mythic genealogy and founding myths of Rome, Mars was the father of Romulus and Remus with Rhea Silvia. His love affair with Venus symbolically reconciled the two different traditions of Rome’s founding; Venus was the divine mother of the hero Aeneas, celebrated as the Trojan refugee who “founded” Rome several generations before Romulus laid out the city walls. Source
THE MONTH OF MARCH IS NAMED FOR MARS THE GOD OF WAR
March is the month that comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. It’s no surprise to learn that the Anglo Saxons called March “Hlyda”, meaning “loud”, for all of the roaring winds and thunderous storms.
And as the herald of Spring, it’s also no surprise to find out that the Romans named March after Mars, their god of war, because March was the month in which the military campaigning season got underway again after winter. Source
Scientists have invented a brand new kind of WAR…AND WE ARE IN IT!
Beijing has mobilized a nationwide “people’s war” against the novel coronavirus epidemic that has infected more than 45,000 people globally and killed more than 1,100.
Chinese efforts to exclude Taipei from WHO hamper global response to health crises, officials and experts say
March 15 – Holidays and Observances
Of course the Greeks will be starting off the week by having a Festival for their Goddess Rhea, who happened to be the daughter of Uranus and Gaea. Rhea was said to be the mother of Zeus. Priests of Rhea were called Curetes and her rituals and rites were made up of noisy dances, feasts and so forth. Why? Because when Rhea gave birth to Zeus, there seemed to be trouble amongst the gods. She had to flee to an island named Crete in order to hide from the God Cronus. While giving birth to Zeus, the sounds were covered up by her aids, Curetes–demons who beat on their shields with their swords in order to prevent any of the Gods from hearing her child bearing screams.
Rome will not be without their version of Rhea either today, whom they renamed and called Cybele. Cybele was their Mother Goddess and today, the Romans would throw her and her lover Attis a great festival. All Pagans will be allowed sexual freedoms on this day…only to be followed by 9 days of abstinence and fasting!
National Dumbstruck Day
It’s no surprise that more and more people are dumbstruck on an increasingly frequent basis. The volumes of fake, false and erroneous information being printed in the media, and especially in social media, makes it all but impossible to sort out the truth from the lies. Therefore, we all have the right to be hopelessly dumbstruck. (This is by design)
Dumbstruck Day is a day to be totally dumbstruck over the things you see, hear and read. You may easily be dumbstruck to read that someone created this special day. Some people are dumbstruck on a regular basis, day in and day out. The events in their lives and the world around them are overwhelming. Fortunately, that’s not you, at least we hope not.
However, everyone has the right to be dumbstruck once in a while. If you are normally embarrassed to be dumbstruck, then today is truly a special day. Today, you can be dumbstruck like the rest of us without guilt or embarrassment. Source
MARCH 15 – IN HISTORY
1.Assassination of Julius Caesar, 44 B.C.
Conspirators led by Marcus Junius Brutus stab dictator-for-life Julius Caesar to death before the Roman senate. Caesar was 55.
2. A Raid on Southern England, 1360
A French raiding party begins a 48–hour spree of rape, pillage and murder in southern England. King Edward III interrupts his own pillaging spree in France to launch reprisals, writes historian Barbara Tuchman, “on discovering that the French could act as viciously in his realm as the English did in France.”
3. Samoan Cyclone, 1889
A cyclone wrecks six warships—three U.S., three German—in the harbor at Apia, Samoa, leaving more than 200 sailors dead. (On the other hand, the ships represented each nation’s show of force in a competition to see who would annex the Samoan islands; the disaster averted a likely war.)
4. Czar Nicholas II Abdicates His Throne, 1917
Czar Nicholas II of Russia signs his abdication papers, ending a 304-year-old royal dynasty and ushering in Bolshevik rule. He and his family are taken captive and, in July 1918, executed before a firing squad.
5. Germany Occupies Czechoslovakia, 1939
Just six months after Czechoslovak leaders ceded the Sudetenland, Nazi troops seize the provinces of Bohemia and Moravia, effectively wiping Czechoslovakia off the map.
6. A Deadly Blizzard on the Great Plains, 1941
A Saturday-night blizzard strikes the northern Great Plains, leaving at least 60 people dead in North Dakota and Minnesota and six more in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. A light evening snow did not deter people from going out—“after all, Saturday night was the time for socializing,” Diane Boit of Hendrum, Minnesota, would recall—but “suddenly the wind switched, and a rumbling sound could be heard as 60 mile-an-hour winds swept down out of the north.”
7. World Record Rainfall, 1952
Rain falls on the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion—and keeps falling, hard enough to register the world’s most voluminous 24-hour rainfall: 73.62 inches.
8. CBS Cancels the “Ed Sullivan Show,” 1971
Word leaks that CBS-TV is canceling “The Ed Sullivan Show” after 23 years on the network, which also dumped Red Skelton and Jackie Gleason in the preceding month. A generation mourns. (End of family entertainment.)
9. Disappearing Ozone Layer, 1988
NASA reports that the ozone layer over the Northern Hemisphere has been depleted three times faster than predicted.
10. A New Global Health Scare, 2003
After accumulating reports of a mysterious respiratory disease afflicting patients and healthcare workers in China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada, the World Health Organization issues a heightened global health alert. The disease will soon become famous under the acronym SARS (for Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome).
ADDITIONAL EVENTS THAT HAVE OCCURRED ON MARCH 15 throughout history
1341 – During the Hundred Years War, an alliance was signed between Roman Emperor Louis IV and France’s Philip VI. (Research and see how often Rome and France play pivotal roles in our history, they are together a continuation of Egypt)
1892 – New York State unveiled the new automatic ballot voting machine. (putting control of election results in the hands of the elite)
1907 – In Finland, woman won their first seats in the Finnish Parliament. They took their seats on May 23.
1919 – The American Legion was founded in Paris. (why was the American Legion birthed in Paris?)
1922 – Fuad I assumed the title of king of Egypt after the country gained nominal independence from Britain. (rebirth of Egypt from the 16th to the beginning of the 20th century, Egypt was ruled by foreign imperial powers)
1937 – Cook County Hospital in Chicago opened the first-ever “blood bank” we may never know exactly how great was the effect of this on our world. Though many see it as a benefit… the truth is very dark and destructive.
The First-Ever Blood Bank Opened 80 Years Ago Today
By Kat Eschner
MARCH 15, 2017
1938 – Oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia. (This was has had a monumental effect on the economics of our world.)
1944 – Cassino, Italy, was destroyed by Allied bombing. (likely leading to the next item)
1960 – Ten nations met in Geneva to discuss disarmament.
1968 – The U.S. mint halted the practice of buying and selling gold. (Death of American Money)
1985 – First Internet Domain Name – Symbolics.com is registered.
Symbolics.com is owned by a small investor group in Irvine, CA.
Each year several hundred thousand people visit this piece of Internet history. Any business proposals should be sent to us through our Contact page.
— Symbolics.com History —
Let me tell you a bit about the Symbolics Computer Corporation. These are the people who registered the name in 1985, and they were a company way ahead of its time.
The original Symbolics company pioneered computer development. Symbolics designed and manufactured a line of Lisp machines, single-user computers optimized to run the Lisp programming language. The Lisp Machine was the first commercially available “workstation” (although that word had not yet been coined). Symbolics also made significant advances in software technology, and offered one of the premier software development environments of the 1980s and 1990s. **
Today, Symbolics.com remains the first, and oldest, registered domain name out of over 340 million domain names in existence. Of these 340 million domain names, approximately 160 million are of the .com extension. VeriSign reports that between 25 million and 30 million new domains are registered each year. There is a 72% – 75% renewal rate among .com domains – so approximately 3/4 of new registrations are renewed the following year. VeriSign reports that 87% of .com domains resolve to an active website (13% are inactive).
We are excited (and honored) to hold the first .com ever registered. Since domain names are a portion of our business, we are happy to be the owner of this fantastic piece of Internet history.
Note: Once domain registration was open to the world, Symbolics.com was the first domain name registered. Thus, Symbolics.com is the oldest registered (and first registered) domain name on the Internet. Additionally, it is the first and oldest .com domain in existence. Source
symbolics – Etymology – wiktionary
- The study of ancient symbols.
- (theology) The study of that branch of historic theology which treats of creeds and confessions of faith.
The very first registered domain name should tell you all you need to know about who is running your life. They named it for the Symbols by which the live and RULE!
While the first that was created in January of that same year was Nordu.net (used to serve as the identifier of the first root server, nic.nordu.net), symbolics.com was the first domain name to actually be registered through the appropriate DNS process a few months later. This was of course long before there was a WWW, but you already had ‘the Internet’. In fact, the first TCP/IP-based wide-area network had already been operational for two years when nordu.net was created, right around the time the United States’ National Science Foundation (NSF) commissioned the construction of the legendary NSFNET, a university 56 kilobit/second network backbone. Only six companies thought it’d be a good idea to reserve the domain name on the root servers in 1985 (the others were bbn.com, think.com, mcc.com, dec.com and northrop.com). But Symbolics was first to make the move.
Symbolics, Inc – a spinoff from the MIT AI Lab – was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and later in Concord, Massachusetts, that designed and manufactured a line of Lisp machines, single-user computers optimized to run the Lisp programming language. The machines became the first commercially available “general-purpose computers” or “workstations” way before those terms were coined. ( So now you see, not only were there computers and internet long before they were made known to the public, but there has been AI for nearly as long!)
The company also offered one of the premier software development environments of the 1980s and 1990s, now sold commercially as Open Genera for Tru64 UNIX on the HP Alpha.
Remarkably, Symbolics.com hasn’t changed ownership once during the nearly 25 years that followed its initial registration. Marking an end to that era, domain name investment company XF.com Investments has just purchased the domain name for an undisclosed sum.
Symbolics still exists as a shell of its former self. But now the very first .com domain name ever registered becomes property of a small domain name investment holding that is so shy about its identity that it doesn’t publish the names of the people involved with the company, let alone a company address, on its website. There’s absolutely no indication of what the future has in store for the historical domain name, apart from the fact XF.com intends to celebrate its 25th birthday next year.
If you visit the above article there is so much more detail provided, including first hand reporting from someone who worked there. When I read it, I got the feeling that once they established the internet and secured their wealth the true owners caused this original site to go down in value so they could find another way to profit from it and permanently protect their identities at the same time. Check it out and see what you think.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Symbolics.com, widely known as the first and oldest domain name, has changed hands for the only timesince it’s original registration in 1985. XF.com Investments, based in Missouri, has purchased the unique Internet address for use in their business.
On March 15, 1985, the Internet officially became active with the registration and use of the Symbolics.com domain name. Now, nearly 25 years later, there are over 180,000,000 registered domains in use.
“We are extremely excited to own the Symbolics.com domain name,” said Aron Meystedt, the 29-year-old CEO of XF.com Investments. “For us to own the first domain is very special to our company, and we feel blessed for having the ability to obtain this unique property.”
XF.com says they have plans for the domain name, and are creating something special for the 25th anniversary of this URL. “On March 15, 2010, Symbolics.com will celebrate its 25th year,” Meystedt says. “This is a special milestone for all of us. The Internet has changed the face of business and entertainment, and to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the domain that started it all is very special.”
XF.com is a real estate and domain investment company, based in Missouri. XF.com owns many premium web properties such as: iBlog.com, HY.com, March.com, Copies.com, TrafficEstimate.com and ImageSharing.com. Current development projects include HY.com and iBlog.com.
For information: www.Symbolics.com and www.XF.com
Phone: 573.803.1120** Wikipedia Article
XF.com Investment Company
Aron Meystedt, 573-803-1120 (GMT-5)
Aron Meystedt (@XF.com), domain investor, owner of Napkin.com Investments and entrepreneur in residence at Heritage Auctions has just confirmed the news that he has sold two two-letter .COM domain names from his personal portfolio. Those names are OC.com and XF.com.
In July, Domain Name Wire confirmed Aron’s acquisition of Napkin.com whilst also confirming that his company was due to change its name from XF.com to the aforementioned Napkin.com. Soon after, XF.com started to show a for sale sign.
Less than a month after the for sale sign went up with an asking price of $3.5million, it looks like a deal has been reached. Aron said:
There are currently no clues as to who the new owner of XF.com is, but given Aaron’s asking price this may well be a seven figure deal.
Aron’s second sale of this week was that of OC.com. On July 26th, Elliot Silver confirmed the news that Aron acquired OC.com after the name was brokered by Heritage Auctions. In a quick flip, Aron has sold the name onto an as yet unknown party, with the domain currently under privacy protection at Network Solutions.
Despite selling these two names, Aron’s portfolio still boasts names including March.com and the oldest .COM domain in existence, Symbolics.com.
Founder Aaron Meystedt
Company Name: March.com
Dates Employed Sep 2018 – Present
Employment Duration 1 yr 7 mos
Location 100 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618, US – Orange County, California Area
Founder of March.com, in stealth mode, announcing soon.
Aron’s new home on the Internet is Napkin.com, which offers venture capital funding. However, in an email confirming the sales of both XF.com and OC.com, Aron said he will still be buying and selling domain names.
Congratulations to Aron on an incredible week.
Symbolics.com/museum (click on the link and it takes you to this “internet museum”)
CONCEPT OF THE WEB
PAUL OTLET, 1934
In 1934, Belgian lawyer and librarian Paul Otlet realized that the wires and radio waves connecting the world could be used for more than just entertainment. He dreamt of a “mechanical, collective brain” and developed ideas whose application we see today in infrastructures such as the semantic Web and browsers. Otlet is regarded as the father of information science and his early thinking about information is seen a pre-cursor to the modern-day computer and its access to the Internet. Otlet died in 1944, poor and disillusioned but his work is now being studied in a whole new light.
SO, Now you should be able to see that the elite have been using the internet to gain control of the world for years. Probably since World War 1, about the same time they have been building the One World Government known as the UNITED NATIONS. If you have not seen my articles on these things please check out:
1989 – The U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs became the 14th Department in the President’s Cabinet.
1992 – UN Largest Peace Keeping Operation – UNTAC’s (The first United Nations peacekeeping force to operate on the European mainland) deployment began on 15 March 1992
2003 – March 15, 2003 – Jintao Becomes President of People’s Republic of China
China currently holds the seat as the active UN Security Council President
The presidency of the Council is held by each of the members in turn for one month, following the English alphabetical order of the Member States names.
|Month||Presidency||End of Membership Term|
|February 2020||Belgium||31 December 2020|
|March 2020||China||Permanent Member|
SIPRI is an independent international institute for research into problems of peace and conflict, especially those of arms control and disarmament. It was established in 1966 to commemorate Sweden’s 150 years of unbroken peace.
The Institute is financed mainly by the Swedish Parliament. The staff and the Governing Board are international. The Institute also has an Advisory Committee as an international consultative body. The Governing Board is not responsible for the views expressed in the publications of the Institute.
(excerpts posted here, view the entire document by clicking the link)
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Signalistgatan 9, SE-169 70 Solna, Sweden
Telephone: 46 8/655 97 00
Telefax: 46 8/655 97 33
Internet URL: http://www.sipri.org
For the purposes of this study, the terms ‘enforcement’ and ‘enforcement operations’ are used (in contrast to ‘peace enforcement’ and ‘peace enforcement operations’) to designate military operations mandated by the Security Council, either implicitly or explicitly, under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, to use force or the threat of force to impose the will of the international community on a single errant state or sub-state party.
In such missions there is no pretence at neutrality or impartiality. If necessary, force is authorized to bring about military defeat of the designated ‘enemy’—a key difference between such operations and peace enforcement operations. They will usually be organized from the outset to conduct war against such parties, although clearly ‘war’ can vary in intensity and purpose.
II. Mandating the use of force by UN peace operations
The use of force by a UN peace operation is governed in the broadest sense by the mandate given to the operation by the Security Council.
III. Command and control of the use of force
The chain of command for UN peace operations runs from the UN Security Council through the UN Secretary-General and his representatives in the field to the military contingents supplied by UN member states.
The UN Security Council
In theory, the Security Council is responsible for the command and control of military forces put at the disposal of the UN by member states. Article 47 of the UN Charter provides for the establishment of a Military Staff Committee, comprising the chiefs of staff of the five permanent members of the Security Council—China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States—to assist the Security Council in deploying and managing such military forces.
For enforcement operations which have demanded the sustained and massive use of force to implement its writ, the Security Council has ‘contracted out’ command and control of the operation, either to a single member state or to a ‘coalition of the willing’. The operation in Korea in the early 1950s was conducted under the UN flag by what purported to be a UN command but was, to all intents and purposes, a US-led and -run operation. In Operation Desert Storm against Iraq in 1991, the US-led coalition force was authorized to act by the Security Council but was not under the UN flag. Even some peacekeeping and/or peace enforcement operations have been contracted out to individual member states or coalitions, as in the cases of the United Task Force (UNITAF)
China’s peacekeeping operations fit into the wider themes enshrined in the CPC constitution, where a rise in Chinese military might and political clout, coincide with the promotion of the concept of “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics”. Xi Jinping’s stated goals are to provide a greater contribution to humanity and promote the goals of world peace, all the while respecting international law and state sovereignty. Although this is a fine line to balance, Xi’s enhanced mandate in peacekeeping does reflect an alignment of UN and Chinese policy goals.
Source: China’s Role in UN Peacekeeping
Institute for Security & Development Policy – www.isdp.eu
BACKGROUNDER – March 2018
If you have not seen the following article on my site… check it out:
March holds the vibrations of the number three which is ruled by Mars the god of War, influenced by the element air and resonates to the astrology sign of Gemini. The sound vibration of March has a firm order behind it, a flowing moving effect. Similar to its numerological Vibration.
In Celtic astrology the third and fourth moons of Ash and Alder tree rule the month of March. The Month of March was actually named after Mars the god of war just like its correlation in numerology. March celebrates the spring equinox Alban Eilir on the 21st/22nd in the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere celebrates the autumn equinox called Alban Elfed or Light of the Water in the Durid tradition.
The birthstone for the Month of March is Aquamarine/heliotrope (bloodstone) a dark green stone with red spots. (hmmm, red and green – interesting. known as heliotrope – Helio -the SUN, Christmas is the celebration of the birth of the SUN and the colors associated with it are red and green.) Often worn around the necks of warriors in the battle to heal wounds and calm bleeding.
|A heliotrope, also known as a bloodstone. Photo: Chille Maulidhaa|
Interesting how the example above looks like a stone that was used to strike someone dead, leaving a bloody residue.
Bloodstone is an opaque, dark-green Chalcedony with red spots. An old name still used in Europe is heliotrope (Greek – sun turner). Used often as seals for men’s rings and for other ornamental objects. The mineral aggregate heliotrope is a variety of jasper or chalcedony (which is a cryptocrystalline mixture of quartz).
The red inclusions are supposed to resemble spots of blood; hence the name “bloodstone”. The name “heliotrope” derives from various ancient notions about the manner in which the mineral reflects light.
Bloodstone is a cryptocrystalline quartz. It inherits from that a conchoidal fracture and a hardness of approximately 6.7-7 on the Mohs hardness scale.
Bloodstone (Heliotrope) may be classified as a Jasper or Chalcedony variety of Quartz, and is usually a combination of the two. It is typically defined as a dark green Chalcedony with blood-like spots of Red Jasper or iron oxide inclusions.
It occurs as massive formations, ranging from dark green to greenish-blue or greenish-black, and may be translucent to opaque with a waxy, resinous luster. In addition to the spots and streaks of Red Jasper, some formations contain inclusions that are yellow or white, while others lacking inclusions may be entirely green. Bloodstone has been referred to as Blood Jasper and specimens with only yellow inclusions have been called Plasma.
In the ancient world it was considered to be a semi-precious stone or gem, and was used extensively as signet seals and in jewellery, as well as being carved into decorative cups, small vases and statuettes.