So it’s been called to my attention there wasn’t a Witching Hour post this month.
I’m so sorry for the ooops. I’ll make it up…
Here is an interesting witch myth I just heard for you today…
The Black Walnut Tree
If you suspect a witch is hexing you. You must find a black walnut tree. Draw her picture on it.
Mark her heart with an X. Hammer a nail into the X, just a little every day.
The witch or someone she sends in her place will try to borrow something from you.
Don’t lend it!
Continue to hammer the nail farther into the tree something will happen either the witch will stop hexing you; or she will try to borrow something from you.
You must not lend her anything, the protection will stop if you do or she will die.
All right, now my questions. What if you can’t draw worth squat? Does it work as long as you know who it is? I hope so. What if you can’t find a black walnut tree? Could any tree do or would any nut tree do?
What do you think about this myth? I’m starting to believe that what we’re told in myths to protect ourselves are just silly stories to make us feel safe.
Or perhaps like the saying “where there’s smoke there’s fire,” a myth is based upon something, from sometime…a time when minds were much more open to the beyond… 😉
Another valid point.
I’m starting to believe that what we’re told in myths to protect ourselves are just silly stories to make us feel safe.
Garlic, crosses, sunlight, all that nonsense… 😈 😉
Exactly and silver for werewolves… I have a werewolf friend who says it’s not that true either.
In my werewolf novel outline, silver in their bloodstream stops them from transforming. A few silver bullet hits would keep the lycanthrope in their current form (human or werewolf) until the bullets were removed.
Oh, that sounds so good…I can’t wait to read it. Thank you for sharing a part of your outline and WIP with me.