(1) Called "water of the sea" by Roman fishermen, who used it for protection over water and to insure a good catch. (2) Roman physicians employed it to treat overeating, believing it to aid digestion and reduction of body fluid retention. (3) Due to its properties of purification, Roman craftsmen made goblets from it. (4) In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. (5) Beads have been found in Egyptian mummy-pits, and the Greeks used Aquamarine for intaglios more than two thousand years ago. (6) In antiquity it was also called precious Beryl, and in Magick of Kiram in 1685, Panzoon, or "All Life."