amulet

If you rub your pendant while praying to your gods, it sounds like you have an amulet, a necklace or similar item attributed with magical powers.

An amulet is something that wards off evil spells and all manner of bad luck. Often found in undeveloped societies — or Brady Bunch episodes — an amulet acts as a charm to protect its wearer from evil. Often worn close to the heart as a necklace, the word amulet can refer to any a piece of jewelry or other trinket that is kept close to the body and believed to keep evil and danger at bay.

Definitions of amulet
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n a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease

Synonyms:
talisman
Types:
greegree, gres-gris, grigri
an African amulet
Type of:
charm, good luck charm
something believed to bring good luck

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