The name comes from the Greek word meaning ”a stone which strikes fire." Iron Pyrite makes a wonderful energy shield, blocking out negativity from various sources. It energizes and overcomes feelings of inadequacy. This is a very positive stone and gives you a feeling of self-worth stimulating a steady flow of ideas. It is thought to be good for anxiety, and for those who need to be more assertive in their everyday life. It improves memory and boosts energy levels helping you to overcome fatigue.