Talisman vs Saphie - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between talisman and saphie
is that talisman
is talisman (magical amulet) while saphie
is a west african talisman or charm.
A magical object worn for protection against ill will, or the supernatural, or to confer the wearer with a boon such as good luck, good health, or power(s).
* 1997 — John Peel, War of the Daleks , ch. 10 p. 233
* 1916 — Frank Baum, Rinkitink in Oz , ch. 1
- She kept low, clutching the rifle she'd taken as though it were a magic talisman , as if it would somehow protect her even though she didn't fire it.
- I have in my possession three Magic Talismans , which I have ever guarded with utmost care, keeping the knowledge of their existence from anyone else.
* talismen (non-standard plural)
Image:talis02.png, An amulet from the Black Pullet grimoire.
Image:Taweret_amulet.jpg, Ancient Egyptian ibis-headed Thoth amulet, New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII, c. 1539-1292 BC.
Image:Tartaria amulet.png, Drawing of clay amulet unearthed near Tartaria, Romania.
Image:Amulette-japonaise.jpg, An omamori, or o-mamori (), a Japanese amulet
Image:Gotland-Bro-kyrka 19.jpg, A crucifix, considered in Christian tradition as a defense against demons.
A West African talisman or charm.
*1982 , (TC Boyle), Water Music , Penguin 2006, p. 12:
*:These saphies were the repositories of fetishes, charms against calamity: a pickled ring finger was considered proof against the bite of the puff adder […].