Tag: protection

Baskania & Fortunatus

The dead hare casts an Evil Eye upon me.(Ho lagôs me baskainei tethnikôs.) – Pherecrates – Fragment 189 – (translation John H. Elliott) –

Dea Marica

Dea Marica was a Roman Goddess associated with swamps, salt-marshes and bogs. She was considered the Goddess of enchantment & spellcraft, the wild woods, salt-marshes and their abundant wildlife.Her name is thought to derive from “mari” which means “standing body of water”. As a river Goddess and one who knew herbs well, she may also […]

Dur Écu, Glanis & Cabre d’Or

While William the Conqueror was fighting the Bretons, an enemy aimed his axe at his head. One of William’s companions saved him by interposing his shield between the axe & William’s head. The axe landed into the the shield, which did not yield. William was saved! This shield was then celebrated and the name DUR […]

Nornir

In Norse mythology, the Norns (plural “Nornir”) are female beings who rule the destiny of gods and men. They are comparable to the Moirai (also called “The Fates”) in Greek mythology. According to Snorri Sturluson’s interpretation of the Völuspá, the three most important norns are Urðr, Verðandi and Skuld. They come out from a hall standing at the Well […]

New Blood V

To many North American Native people, the pine tree is a symbol of wisdom and longevity. For some, its needles and sap protect people from illnesses, witchcraft and more. Among the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee – or Iroquois Confederacy – the pine tree is known as the Tree of Peace. In Korea, the pine […]

Vǫrðr

In Norse mythology, a Vǫrðr (Vordr) is a warden spirit, believed to follow from birth to death the soul (Hugr) of every person. They are the force, the energy that keeps things alive.

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