Some of the objects discovered in grain pits, probably only a small fraction of a much larger group of items, show that the Gauls of Acy-Romance, like many peoples and individuals, attributed magical powers and superstitions to specific articles. A polished axehead, a thunderstone fallen from the sky, was until relatively recently thought to offer protecMation from thunderstorms and placed in a wall or on the chimneypiece. An arrowhead, like the finely made one here, was also thought to come from the sky and protect from the evil eye.
Marcasite, shown here in a long cylindrical form, was thought to come from a meteorite, and could be good or evil. The sea urchin fossil, found in a pit near some religious buildings, had a multitude of powers, as did the belemnite rostrums, a number of which have been found. The Celts thought it resembled a serpent's eye, and it had to be kept wrapped in cloth to preserve its powers. The name ammonite derives from its similarity with the horns of the Egyptian god Amun, sometimes thought to be coiled snakes. The rock crystal made into a pendant, found in a tomb at "La Warde", was thought to have healing powers and to be an aid to spirituality. These are still used today by mediums, alternative therapists and in Eastern religions.