Old Spell Ingredient Names
If you ever pick up very ancient books that have been passed down (I have one in my possession) then you will know the names of some of the ingredients that were again disguised by our ancestors in the burning times. This is a very useful guide to keep in your book of shadows.
The following table translating olde spell ingredient names comes from the Greek Magical Papyri in Translation: Including the Demotic Spells.
Blood from a head- lupine, wolfs’ blood or hair
Blood from a shoulder/bears’ breach- hellebore, probably Acanthus mollis L. or Helleborous foetidus L.
Blood of a goose- mulberry tree milk (sap)
Blood of an eye- a gall from a tamarisk
Blood of Ares- purslane
Blood of a snake- hematite
Blood of Hephaistos- wormwood
Blood of Hestia- chamomile
Bone of an Ibis- buckthorn plant
Bulls’ semen- egg of a blister beetle
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