The huayruro seeds generally symbolizes just about the same in every culture. Rather than simply bringing good luck and warding off negative energies, I’ve also heard that the huayruro seed is a symbol for the origin from which all living beings are derived: plants, animals and even humans. That’s why some believe the seed to symbolize fertility and abundance. Because of the seed’s emblematic nature, they have played an important role in my culture and life.
Let me also share with you the story behind the huayruros not only for Peruvians but for many different countries around the world.
It is been said the solid red seeds are to be female
The red and black are considered male
Not only is this seed beautiful in color, but it is also unique in shape and texture. Each of them may look alike but they are never exactly the same. The native Peruvians believe the seed brings positive energy, happiness, fertility, good luck and wards off negative energy. They also make huayruro bracelets for newborns to help keep them safe from harm. Perhaps due to the two colors on the seed, that’s why native Peruvians believe the seed to have dual properties: give the positive and ward off the negative.
Not only does the huayruro seed belong to my Peruvian culture, other cultures signify it as well.
In France, the French call the seed Panacoco. They believe the seeds attracts wealth and abundance as well as ward off negative energy.
In Barbados, the huayruro is called Crab Eye or Sailor’s Valentine. I find the Sailor’s Valentine name interesting because in the 1880′s when English and American sailor’s would embark on their voyage back home, they would take these seeds as souvenirs and tokens of love to their wives or girlfriends.
In Puerto Rico, they are called peonias – believed to intensify the power of whatever they touched.
Here’s a list of other countries around the world and what they call the seed:
- Brazil- Tintoria & Olheo de cabra
- Costa Rica- Nene/Chumico
- Trinidad and Tobago, French Guiana, Jamaica- Jambee Beads
- Colombia- Chochos
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Thank YOU for including me in your post. I have crushed my huayruros with my teeth and felt a hot sensation but nothing happened to me. We Give them to babies as a symbol of good luck when they are born, too;)