Queen Llewellyn Emrys

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PROTECTIVE PLANTS PART SIX 

charlottesarahrichards:

PENNYROYAL – Will protect against the evil eye in Italy, and in Sicily it I hung on fig trees to prevent figs falling before they are ripe (Bardswell). Also in Sicily it was given to married couples who are always quarrelling (Folkard).

ROWAN – is the most important of the protective trees, whether against lightning, witchcraft, or the dead or the fairies, or any evil influence whatever. It was the most powerful antidote to witchcraft known in the British Isles, particularly in regards to livestock and the general fertility of the farm the list of usages is too long to be included here.

BIRD CHERRY – assumes rowan’s role in the Wester Ross, Scotland. A walking stick made from the wood, for example, prevents the bearer from getting lost in the mist (C M Robertson). One rhyme from the area shows bird cherry and rowan working together:

Hagberry, hagberry, hang the de’il,

Rowan-tree, rowan tree, help it weel (Denham).

WYCH ELM is used in Scotland in very much the same way as Rowan. In the Cromarty legend of Willie Miller, who went exploring the dropping cave – “He sewed springs of rowan and wych elm in the hem of his waistcoat; thrust a bible into ine pocket and a bottle of gin in the other…” (H Miller). Smollett knew of wych elm’s prophylactic powers, for he has a character in Humphrey clinker say “As for me, I put my trust in The Lord, and I have got a slice of witch elm sewed into the gathers of my under petticoat”.

LIME TREE - In some villages of central Europe, it was usual to plant a Lime tree in front of a house to stop witches entering.

MARSH MARIGOLD – Acts as a protector at a particular time of year, i.e., May Day. In Ireland, they act like the Rowan does elsewhere, to protect the cattle (Grigson 1955) and the house from evil influences. In Country Antrim, children used to gather the flowers and push one through the letter box of every house in the village, so that the house would be protected. The children of course would be suitable rewarded.

THE CHRISTMAS ROSE – The pure white flowers make it a symbol of purity, and so would be a protector from evil spirits. NO evil could enter the house where it was growing.

JUNIPER – Both the wood and the berries, is a protective tree, indeed the very symbol of protection (Leyel 1937). Like many other plants, juniper offered the Virgin and the infant Jesus protection when hiding from Herod’s men, and received her blessing in return. Among these, plants, juniper was believed to have been particularly invested with the power of putting to fight the spirits of evil, and destroying charms. Like box, Juniper growing near the door protected the house from witchcraft, for the witch had to stop and count every leaf before proceeding (M Baker. 1977). In the Highlands of Scotland, Juniper was specially used from the “saining” on new years day and Shrovetide. Branches were set alight, and carried through the house, the smoke spreading into a thick suffocating cloud (McNeil 1961), produced by closing every window, crevice and keyhole in the house, for the smoke, besides keeping the house and its occupants from evil, was also supposed to have the ability to dispel infection (Camp). Juniper was burned before the cattle too (Davidson. 1955), or it was boiled in water, to be sprinkled over them.

Excerpt from Elsevier’s Dictionary of Plant Lore.



bloodypart:

ache ; a mix for two people that never should have fallen in love.

i. ghouls, we are scientists ( this happens all the time; it’s kind of our routine ) ii. waiting game, banks ( and if i’m feeling like i’m evil we’ve got nothing to gain ) iii. telegraph avenue, childish gambino ( but you still don’t have the time to kiss me / just hit me ) iv. little bit, lykke li ( and for you i keep my legs apart / and forget about my tainted heart ) v. walls, stars ( tell me how i sleep / tell me how i wake up / tell me how i dream ) vi. sometime around midnight, the airborne toxic event ( you just have to see her / and know that she’ll break you in two ) vii. another love, tom odell ( i wanna kiss you, make you feel alright / i’m just so tired to share my nights ) viii. the suburbs, mr little jeans ( your part of town against mine i saw you standing on the opposite shore / but by the time the first bombs fell we were already bored ) ix. btsk, ms mr ( a million one reasons to end before you start ) x. tomorrow, daughter ( don’t bring tomorrow / ’cause I already know / i'll lose you )

bloodypart:

ache ; a mix for two people that never should have fallen in love.

i. ghouls, we are scientists ( this happens all the time; it’s kind of our routine ) ii. waiting game, banks ( and if i’m feeling like i’m evil we’ve got nothing to gain ) iii. telegraph avenue, childish gambino ( but you still don’t have the time to kiss me / just hit me ) iv. little bit, lykke li ( and for you i keep my legs apart / and forget about my tainted heart ) v. walls, stars ( tell me how i sleep / tell me how i wake up / tell me how i dream ) vi. sometime around midnight, the airborne toxic event ( you just have to see her / and know that she’ll break you in two ) vii. another love, tom odell ( i wanna kiss you, make you feel alright / i’m just so tired to share my nights ) viii. the suburbs, mr little jeans ( your part of town against mine i saw you standing on the opposite shore / but by the time the first bombs fell we were already bored ) ix. btsk, ms mr ( a million one reasons to end before you start ) x. tomorrow, daughter ( don’t bring tomorrow / ’cause I already know / i'll lose you )



j0hnkeats:

this and this;;  a mix for two halves of one soul  {{listen}}

til kingdom come coldplay // moon and moon bat for lashes // the weight of us sanders bohlke // make it without you andrew belle // heaven fire theft // all i need mat kearney // hold you in my arms ray lamontagne // so far from me brett dennen // tragedy (austin cello version) brandy carlile // woods bon iver



europeanafashion:

Costume worn by Queen Olga’s ladies-in-waiting
Athens, Attica. Mid 19th century
© Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nafplion, Greece
The costume devised by Queen Olga for her ladies-in-waiting was inspired by the bridal costume of the Mesogeia region of Attica. Perhaps its most distinctive innovation was the addition of a long train, a feature Queen Olga imported from Russia and prescribed for the ladies of the court.

europeanafashion:

Costume worn by Queen Olga’s ladies-in-waiting

Athens, Attica. Mid 19th century

© Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nafplion, Greece

The costume devised by Queen Olga for her ladies-in-waiting was inspired by the bridal costume of the Mesogeia region of Attica. Perhaps its most distinctive innovation was the addition of a long train, a feature Queen Olga imported from Russia and prescribed for the ladies of the court.




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valixnce:

  ♘—» He shook his head. It was more than not knowing how far it was. It was not knowing a place by the name of Faery existed. How far had he wandered out of the cartographic realm he studied? “If you’ve no intent of harming me, then why have you sealed the gate? Will you allow my leave?” His voice was quiet and leveled, a tone he was unfamiliar with. Her name held power, he was sure of that, but he had no logical reason beyond what he felt. 

Her assumption was right—more or less. He was not from this realm or any closely bordering it. It seemed that he wandered much father than he had either intended or planned on. At his question, she debated for a moment before answering. “I’ve sealed this space to keep you from escaping before I’ve had satisfactory answers. I won’t harm you to get those answers, though…There might be cruel people among my kind, but I am not one of them. I’m merely curious, that’s all.”



atrxcitas:

      “Ahso it’s teleportationreallyFair enoughSo far I’ve only managed to teleport myself elsewhere and quite literally drag things into me hand by means of telekinesis—— but I should try that sometimePerhaps if I find a suitable teacher… —” Time to quit the hinting and get on with the drinking, Kane reckons. A laugh escapes him before he decides to quite simply zap himself to the sofa. “These seats aren’t here for mere decorationloveI’m sure you’re a big girl who can keep from spillin’ wine on the couch.”

"Telekinesis is a good starting point. At least you’ve got that bit going for you…" That bit about finding a teacher really stuck with her for a moment—though, she resolved to shelve that bit of information away for later. Because, after all, if they survived this encounter without trying to kill each other, it might end up being another fun adventure. She almost missed that little move of his. However; she was betting that he would do something like that—the little show off. Ellyn felt the itch to show him how to do it better, but resisted and instead walked to the arm of the couch opposite of him. slipping off her shoes, she stepped onto the cushion and slowly sat down with her back against the crook of the couch and crossing her legs. Giving him a wry look, she leaned over and presented him with his glass; settling the bottle between the both of them.

"Kane, love, let’s play nice before I indulge in that mortal tradition of ‘birthday spankings’…I met Arthur when he was eight and I was four. My father was taking him to be fostered in secret." She sipped her wine then, feeling the burst of fruit and light florals on her tongue before the warmth settled along her throat. The fae would let him figure that statement out on his own.



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30th July at 12:55 am
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Reasons to become a Role Player: 

1.) Improve grammar, details, and spelling

2.) Meet awesome people

3.) Allow your creative side to come out

4.) PUT YOUR CHARACTER THROUGH EMOTIONAL TRAUMA
FOR YOUR OWN SICK AMUSEMENT





blue-author:

gallifrey-feels:

awkwardsmilememe:

THIS CROW FUCKING UNDERSTANDS WATER DISPLACEMENT. WHY THE FUCK DO I HAVE TO BE TOLD EVERY YEAR BY A TEACHER HOW WATER DISPLACEMENT WORKS. DO THEY THINK I’M LESS INTELLIGENT THAN A FUCKING CROW? FUCKING DONE.


Crows discovered the principle of displacement in the third century BC, when the philosopher Awkimedes, upon noticing the level of his bird bath rose in proportion with the amount of his body that was submerged, reportedly exclaimed “EURECAW!” and flew through the streets of Athens shouting his discovery.

blue-author:

gallifrey-feels:

awkwardsmilememe:

THIS CROW FUCKING UNDERSTANDS WATER DISPLACEMENT. WHY THE FUCK DO I HAVE TO BE TOLD EVERY YEAR BY A TEACHER HOW WATER DISPLACEMENT WORKS. DO THEY THINK I’M LESS INTELLIGENT THAN A FUCKING CROW? FUCKING DONE.

Crows discovered the principle of displacement in the third century BC, when the philosopher Awkimedes, upon noticing the level of his bird bath rose in proportion with the amount of his body that was submerged, reportedly exclaimed “EURECAW!” and flew through the streets of Athens shouting his discovery.



thegreenwolf:

My garden after rain. (No, seriously—I had to do a lot of thinning to the radishes and beets today.)

thegreenwolf:

My garden after rain. (No, seriously—I had to do a lot of thinning to the radishes and beets today.)



aphrodisiacart:

HGJART

aphrodisiacart:

HGJART



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