Carnelian, also known as Cornelian, owes its name to its color since it is derived from the Latin word caro, carnis i.e.flesh. The carnelian agate is very powerful energetically, and it is very suitable for depression and decay. It brings peace and spiritual balance. When adversities arise, the Carnelian provides good energies to confront them. It is also pacifying and soothing. It facilitates happy dreams by preventing nightmares.
The tusk represents human strength, and the ancestral connection with the animal's spirits, those who the humans, in the cradle of civilization, had to face to survive. The tusk of the defeated animal was worn, so its spirit was now at the service of the man. Carrying it in the neck symbolizes the ability to overcome adversaries, and the men's power to prevail in any situation. It's believed that it makes the inner strength arise, that connects us with elder powers and makes us invincible. It also increases the sexual appeal.