An incredibly beautiful variety of volcanic glass is called Apache Tears. These noble dark stones with light specks are in essence nothing more than the well-known obsidian. Where did such an unusual name come from?
Legend has it that once upon a time brave warriors from a tribe known as the Apaches repeatedly raided the colonists' settlements. This could not last forever, and then one early morning in the Apache camp burst to the teeth an armed detachment, which consisted of military and furious volunteers. The Indians were taken by surprise.
The colonists were determined and cruel, and therefore, with the first shots, about fifty Indians were killed. The remaining couple dozen took refuge at the top of a nearby cliff. However, soon they were forced to give up their lives, but unlike their brothers, voluntarily: as soon as the Indians ran out of arrows, the men bravely rushed from the cliff directly to the stones, so as not to be shot by their enemies.
Pining with grief and longing for the dead, the women of the Apache tribe shed tears in streams. And it so happened that their tears turned into beautiful minerals, which can still be found on the stony lands of Arizona. Here's a story.
By the way, in the mythology of our days, these stones are special amulets that are presented to their loved ones so that they are lucky in everything. People argue that "Apache tears" are not only good, but also develop leadership qualities, add courage. On the North American continent, it is believed that the owners of these minerals will never again shed tears of bitterness and resentment.