Gold can be used to protection against evil. It’s not as well-known as silver.
It’s gold is associated with the sun, goodness, and everything light, divinity and purity.
Placing gold coins or crosses on a corpse will keep it from rising from the grave.
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Never heard of that. It does seem silver takes all of the protection fame. That and iron.
Silver is pure, that’s why. Gold isn’t as well known, keeps the “others” safe. 😉
I never understood the ‘silver is pure’ thing. Is it really a pure metal unlike the others?
That’s what’s said. There isn’t anything else mixed into silver. The other metals are mixtures of various metals.
Maybe more common than gold too. Less worth, so better for weapons too possibly.
I’m with Charles. I’ve never heard that. Maybe we can blame it on inflation. Very cool.
We very well can’t let you all know everything. 😉
Interesting. I’d heard about gold crosses on caskets, but not the coins. Any bit of folklore always intrigues me!
Thanks for coming by Mae. I’ve loved vampire folklore since I was a itty bitty girl.