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Elder

Protection, Healing, Prosperity, Sleep


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Dandelion

Divination, Wishes, Calling Spirits


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Catnip

 Cat Magic, Love, Beauty, Happiness


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Blackberry

Healing, Money, Protection, Pies for Lughnassadh


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Woohoo! First post of the A to Z Challenge 2017. In case you can’t tell from the banner, the theme here is Magical and Medicinal Plants and Herbs. And the first entry is…

 

 

Ash

Prosperity, Protection, Sea Rituals, Health


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I’ve been thinking a lot about ravens lately. Probably in part because autumn is here and Halloween is approaching, and the general atmosphere outside has been rather raven-esque. It’s probably also because I’ve been reading—and just recently finished—Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. Excellent book by the way, I highly recommend it for anyone who likes both 19th century literature and fantasy heavily steeped in folklore. Ravens play a big part in that book, and so it’s gotten me thinking about them, both in general as well as how I’ve used them in my own writing.


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