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    renea78
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    what is the difference between an amulet and an elixir?

    I am taking a college course and I have a writing assignment and in order to complete it I need to know the difference between an amulet and an elixir?

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    mk.n.zem I see that you wrote this 7 months ago and hope you were able to get the amulet and elixir figured out.
    I'll still answer just because I'm doing an assignment at this point in time about the same subject matter.
    From Joseph Campbell's Monomyth...
    An Amulet: During the early stages of the journey, the hero will often receive aid from a protective figure. This supernatural helper can take a wide variety of forms, such as a wizard, an old man, a dwarf, a crone, or a fairy godmother. The helper commonly gives the hero a *protective amulet or weapon for the journey*.
    (i.e. Harry Potter had the invisible cloak and the magical map of Hogwart's; Frodo had the sword that turned blue when Orks were near...)
    An Elixir is the object, knowledge, or blessing that the hero acquired during the adventure is now put to use in the everyday world. Often it has restorative or healing function, but also serves to deifine the hero's role in the society.

    Definitions from http://orias.berkeley.edu/hero/JourneyStages.pdf
    crmsngrl Let me guess... Kaplan's College Comp 1?
    prittypeach1 Im taking the same thing at Kaplan
    Petesmomma I am taking it now. Kaplan!
    carry.jasper im also taking the class at kaplan. if you just look up the def of both then its self explained. for me it is.
    wende.kauhlgreen Taking it now, myself at kaplan. Oh gees. Lol
    Big Vee Yes!!!! Kaplan lol
    rdnkgrl Kaplan! I'm taking the same class right now....College Comp 1
    tanya.horton So am I, I am researching Charities.

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    Yvonne57
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    An amulet is any object intended to bring good luck or protection to its owner.  An elixir is is a clear, sweet-flavored liquid used for medicinal purposes, to be taken orally and intended to cure one's ills.  You are taking college courses?  Don't you have a dictionary?  What is the world coming to?

    Justice Chavez She is asking what they mean figuratively, not literally. I am taking college courses as well.
    Lchris2me an elixir in writing is the main character or the hero of the story and the amulet (push) are the tools/helpers to said hero to reach their destiny/goal. They can also be the elixir (supportive) to the hero as well. Yvonne57 before you demean someone...know what they are talking about by reading the entire post!
    mycatsmom And they have college courses about Harry Potter ? ! No wonder young adults can't find a job in their chosen field. I read the entire post.

    witchway
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    An amulet is an object one carries that holds a special meaning for the person, usually for protection.  An elixir is a potion that contains special intentions for the person. Both are still used today for Magickal purposes.



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