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25 October 2015 @ 12:48 am
You all know that 'ye' means and is pronounced 'the', right?  
Faery Spell.jpg

A spell written in the 1630s for the summoning of faeries, annotated by three separate unknown persons at different times.

(I will give some sort of prize to anyone who correctly translates the magic-wibble. Bonus points for who Great Granddame Miranda was and what the significance of Birch & Heather is, also what the other plant illustrated is and why.)
 
 
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tripleransomtripleransom on October 28th, 2015 12:14 am (UTC)
Is the spell in Ogham? Pity I can't read it - I'd love to conjure up my own personal faerie,

That's dogwood in the lower left corner, isn't it?
Raven: JS Magicwraithwitch on October 28th, 2015 09:53 am (UTC)
The green is Ogham, the purple is Theban, the verse in the middle is Runic and translates into dodgy latin... which in turn translates into a bit from Kubla Khan =)

It's meant to be apple blossom, but you're right - it looks like dogwood!

Well, according to Grandedame Miranda all you need to do is hold aloft a nutmeg and say, 'By flood and Fleet, Come Jenny Sleet, You Slattern!' to summon (one assumes) a rather slovenly or at least scruffy wintercourt fae named Jenny.
tripleransomtripleransom on October 28th, 2015 11:58 am (UTC)
Huh. Well, props to me for recognising the Ogham - thanks to Robert Graves and The White Goddess for that.

If my Gran had left me a spell for summoning my own personal fae - scruffy or not - I would certainly have tried it.

The spell is from Kubla Khan? Kind of blows out its antiquity, doesn't it? The whole thing is pretty cool, though.
Raven: Alicewraithwitch on October 28th, 2015 06:03 pm (UTC)
I should have made up my own doggerel, I know, but the whole 'weave a circle round him thrice' bit sounded nicely magical. Besides which no one I've shown it to has known both Runic and Latin, so I think I'm probably safe =)