Latin: aurum Czech: zlato Danish: guld Dutch: goud Finnish: kulta French: or German: Gold Greek: μαλαμα Hungarian: arany Italian: oro Norwegian: gull Polish: zloto Portuguese: ouro Romanian: aur Russian: зопото Spanish: oro Swedish: guld
Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (from Latin: aurum) and atomic number 79. It is the most malleable of all metals. Gold is slightly reddish-yellow. A total of 190,040 tonnes of gold exists above ground, as of 2017. Great human achievements are frequently rewarded with gold, in the form of gold medals, gold trophies and other decorations. Many awards such as the Nobel Prize are made from gold as well. Other award statues and prizes are depicted in gold or are gold plated (such as the Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, the Emmy Awards, the Palme d’Or). In some forms of Christianity and Judaism, gold has been associated both with holiness and evil. Wedding rings are typically made of gold. It is long lasting and unaffected by the passage of time and may aid in the ring symbolism of eternal vows before God and the perfection the marriage signifies. In photography, gold toners are used to shift the color of silver bromide black-and-white prints towards brown or blue tones, or to increase their stability. Used on sepia-toned prints, gold toners produce red tones. Kodak®™ published formulas for several types of gold toners, which use gold as the chloride. Pure metallic (elemental) gold is non-toxic and non-irritating when ingested. Metallic and gold compounds have long been used for medicinal purposes. Gold, usually as the metal, is perhaps the most anciently administered medicine (apparently by shamanic practitioners). In the 19th century gold had a reputation as a “nervine”, a therapy for nervous disorders. Depression, epilepsy, migraine, and glandular problems such as amenorrhea and impotence were treated, and most notably alcoholism. © Wikipedia
So please see my attempt of giving gold a human face and figure.
Special thanks to my Russian Child of Gold from Saint Petersburg.
Original photos Klagenfurt am Woerthersee / Austria 2019