The Rowan tree is believed to have life-giving properties and protective powers against evil forces. It is said to represent ‘Luis’, the second symbol of the Ogham alphabet, and the second lunar month of the Celtic calendar (21 Jan. to 17 Feb.) is ‘Rowan Month’. #folklore#nature
...referring to the heads of executed criminals being placed in its branches.
The "Bideford Witches", Temperance Lloyd, Mary Trembles & Susanna Edwards, were executed at Heavitree in 1682. They were the last witches executed in England. 2/2
In Sweden it was believed you should take the claw of a Raven, scrape a dog's skin with it, then mix a few spots of blood into a dough ball of quicklime & potash
If you carried this ball on you always, you would never be without money