Apotropaios ~ Folk Magic in Britain
Posted 14 October 2008 - 11:16 PM
Posted 14 October 2008 - 11:48 PM
Apotropaios: Folk Magic in Britain ~ The purpose of this site is to present and gather information on a rather unusual range of objects that can be discovered hidden within the walls and under the floors of old buildings. Objects such as dried cats, horse skulls, old shoes, written curses and charms, witch-bottles and ritual marks were often placed in buildings. These objects, and many other kinds of object, were usually concealed in buildings and sometimes outdoors for use as spells or counter-spells and currently not enough is known about them. More research is needed and you might be able to help.
This totally floored me! I never knew this existed...damn good link thank you for posting it....hhmm...dried cats, horses skulls and concealed shoes and others used as charms...hhmm....interesting.
Posted 15 October 2008 - 01:56 AM
Posted 15 October 2008 - 06:51 PM
The tradition of concealing clothes can be related to the practice of concealing other objects such as dried cats, witch bottles and charms in buildings. These types of object have been discovered hidden in similar places. The concealing of these items including garments can be related to folklore and superstitious traditions relating to the ritual protection of a household and its inhabitants.
Concealed garments are most often found with other objects in a cache.
Posted 18 January 2015 - 01:58 PM
Does anyone use traditional bellarmine jugs/bartmann bottles for your witch bottles? One can purchase reproductions of the original sort and I'm considering purchasing a few...they're just so much more 'magical,' IMO. Would really like to transition to these from the more basic bottles I've been using!
Posted 13 June 2015 - 10:43 AM
Aurelian - I have never used one, but I imagine they'd be something very special!!!
Posted 14 June 2015 - 12:39 AM
Wonder if that's what she was up to....
Broke, poachin' ass bitches in these streets,
So many people wanna see me fall,
Invite me to the table but don't want me to eat at all.... ---- Z'Ro the Crooked