Even so we, when we were children, were in BONDAGE UNDER THE ELEMENTS OF THE WORLD
But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
When the apostle Paul went to Greece, he saw in Athens many shrines and temples and statues... until he stopped by an empty pedestal (w/o statue) on which pedestal were written the words "TO THE UNKNOWN GOD". (Acts 17:23) The Greeks were known to have many gods; yet out of fear of "missing" one important god, they erected this pedestal; hoping against hope it would "pacify" some unknown God. (Just like a JOKER in a deck of cards!!!)
The many amulets in the picture above follow the same line of ideas!