The name Pyrite comes from the Greek word for fire, because striking two pieces can produce sparks. It's shiny yellow metallic appearance has given it the alias of "fool's gold." In ancient times, it was used as mirrors. 

Pyrite is known for its enhancement of masculine energy that benefits both men and women by supporting one in assertive action, willpower, confidence and creativity. Pyrite allows one to connect with the energy of the Earth and channel that energy through the body.

It can increase stamina and enhance physical performance. It is said to support the blood in its ability to carry oxygen. It can also be a helpful tool for balancing polarities, creating harmony in the auric field. The sulfur component of Pyrite is said to aid in the purifying of infection and stimulating proper endocrine function.