Cirlot on blacksmiths
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A Dictionary of Symbols – J E Cirlot
“On some cultural levels, the position of blacksmith is considered to be held under the king's prerogative, and to be sacred.
There is a close connection between metallurgy and alchemy. ….......... In the Rigveda, the creator of the world is a blacksmith; this may be accounted for by the associated symbolism of fire, but also by the fact that iron is associated with the astral world – the first iron known to man was meteoric – and with the planet Mars”