Labradorite  It is said that while an Inuit warrior was walking along the coast, he saw that some of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) had been trapped in the rocks along the shore, with the swing of his mighty spear, he freed these lights. The Inuit also believed that the spirits of their dead ancestors could be seen in the Aurora Borealis. Although Labradorite may have been ‘discovered’ by Europeans, the natives of Labrador (the Eskimo Inuit who lived on the coast and the Native American Innu who lived inland) had been using a powdered form of the rock to cure their ailments, calling it “fire rock” or “fire stone” because of its mystical appearance.