One dictionary defines “talisman” as “anything whose presence exercises a remarkable or powerful influence on human feelings or actions.” Wow. That could mean almost anything! But it’s certainly true in Trinka’s case. Each talisman she receives on her journey represents the support and belief of the person who gives it to her.
The word “talisman” comes, in part, from the Greek “telesma,” which means the completion of purpose. As Trinka receives these seemingly random and incongruous gifts, and takes one unexpected tangent after another, it’s all adding up. Each one helps her fulfill her purpose and complete her journey.
The talismans Trinka receives fall into two main categories: objects, and creatures (who are often linked to an object).
Soon, you’ll be able to take a look at these “Featured Creatures” and “Talisman Tools” to find out more.
What gifts have you been given that have had a powerful influence on your life?