Thursday, 12 October 2017

Pagan Eye: A Gift of a Rowan Cross

This gift of a rowan cross was given to me by a friend who recently visited the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, in Cornwall. Apparently my friend asked a member of staff at the museum to recommend a present for me and this was what was suggested.

I was absolutely delighted with the gift - particularly because I had intended to make a rowan cross myself this year, but hadn't got around to it. Not that I had told my friend about that though - and the staff at the museum had no way of knowing at all, so I am very impressed with their witchy powers of prescience.

A rowan cross tied with red wool or thread is a traditional protective charm used in English folk magic. As it says on the packet: "Hung on a door or above a fireplace, the cross should ensure that no bad luck enters."

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