Some say this stone earned it’s name from the word “serpent” as it’s coloring resembles the skin of a snake. According to legend, Romans used this stone as protection against sorcery and the dark arts. Vessels were made of serpentine, as they were said to shatter is they came into contact with poison. Also serpentine makes an exceptional meditation stone. It helps you to find inner peace.In the ancient civilizations of America, serpentine was considered as a guardian of vital energy as well as a protector of the soul against invisible powers.