Baetyl



a meteorite or stone held sacred or believed to be of divine origin.
Historical Examples

It has been suggested that this pit was made to hold the base of the cult-object, whether it was a baetyl or an idol.
Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders T. Eric Peet

This pillar can hardly be anything but a baetyl, or sacred stone.
Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders T. Eric Peet

At the foot of one of the trilithons was found a baetyl 51 inches in height, now in the museum at Valletta.
Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders T. Eric Peet

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