I am curious what some of your favorite lore is in regards to house hold spirits. Do you follow any of the lore? Have you found different methods that work for you? Do you even believe in household/building spirits?
For me, some very interesting bits of lore are: house hold spirits can be tamed and even changed with sacrifice. If your sacrifice is adequate, you can persuade a house hold spirit to change its role to what you wish.
: House hold spirits cant stand a messy home. A messy home invites chaos and sadness, where as a clean tidy home invites the properties spirits to be pleased
: Bells will cause spirits to become hostile
: In Europe, when new buildings were built, it was common to have an animal be the first living being to go inside, as a sacrifice to the spirits. The first being to enter was said to die. This same belief goes for bridges, where many believed that Satan took sacrifice, and would settle for an animal.
I LOVE reading lore like this, and have many more tidbits, but these ones have been what I have been reading about most as of lately.
I know that if I have a messy home, everything feels off. Anxiety rises, I feel asny, nervous energy, and have brain fog. When I tidy things up, and smudge/ herbal wash with intent, everything feels much more calm, open, free, at peace.
I do not use bells, so I can't say how I feel about this one.
I have never "sacrificed" anything to a new building/home. The idea of sacrifice makes sense though to me.