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Very Rare Viking Elfshot Amulet, 9th-12th Century AD

This silver-gilt and banded stone pendant was worn as a magic amulet to protect against ‘elfshot’, which was thought to be an arrow or dart attack perpetrated by elves. These elf attacks were believed to be responsible for many painful human and animal maladies, the causes of which were still of course unknown at that time in history.

Elfshot was described as a sudden shooting pain, like the pain one would experience with rheumatism, arthritis or muscle cramps. Belief in elfshot persisted into the 20th century in rural areas, and as proof, country folk would sometimes find small arrowheads (the remains of Neolithic or Mesolithic flints, or naturally-occurring spear-shaped stones) that were believed to be the magical weapons that caused the afflictions. The belief in elfshot begins in the Pagan Germanic period and this amulet is a very early and rare example.

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“I mean you know he has arrows with gas darts, so you get hit by an arrow and drugged all at once… that’s incredible… and he dresses in leather.. incredible…..and he’s a pussy whose easy to capture and even easier to brainwash (I watched a villian zap into submission in seconds once.. which was awesome) Arrows with Drug Darts…

how to tame something easily!

Ark surivial tips for when you’re playing with a friend (or family, in my case it’s both :D) 

- get a big big bird.  Argentavis in this case! 
- Make a shitton of tranq stuff. Atm I just have arrows, but working towards darts.
- Get other person to carry you on the bird and hover above said dino you wish to tame. 
- SHOOT THE SHIT OUT OF IT WITH TRANQ STUFF. 
- wait til it faints.
- Tame it :D

Viking Silver Magic Elfshot Amulet, 9th-10th century AD

This was worn as a magic amulet to protect against “elfshot”, which was thought to be an arrow or dart attack perpetrated by sneaky elves. These elf attacks were believed to be responsible for many painful human and animal maladies, the causes of which were still of course unknown at that time in history.  Elfshot was described as a sudden shooting pain, like the pain one would experience with rheumatism, arthritis or muscle cramps. Belief in elfshot persisted into the 20th century in rural areas, and as proof, country folk would sometimes find small arrowheads (the remains of Neolithic or Mesolithic flints, or naturally-occurring spear-shaped stones) that were believed to be the magical weapons that caused the afflictions. The belief in elfshot begins in the Pagan Germanic period and this amulet is a very early and rare example.

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SIGNS AS GREEK GODS - AQUARIUS

“To Apollon. Blest Paian, come, propitious to my prayer, illustrious power, whom Memphian tribes revere, Tityoktonos, and the god of Health, Lykoreus, Phoibos, fruitful source of wealth… hallowed, Delphion king: rural, light-bearing Daimon, and Mousagetos, noble and lovely, armed with arrows dread: far-darting, Bakkhion, twofold and divine, power far diffused.”

Apollo is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian deities in classical Greek and Roman religion and mythology. The ideal of the kouros (a beardless, athletic youth), Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of music, prophecy, healing, light, plague, poetry, and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis.

As the patron of Delphi, Apollo was an oracular god - the prophetic deity of the Delphic Oracle and therefore, in many ways, the God of the future. Medicine and healing are associated with Apollo, whether through the god himself or mediated through his son Asclepius, yet Apollo was also seen as a god who could bring ill-health and deadly plague. As the leader of the Muses, and director of their choir, Apollo functioned as the patron god of music and poetry. Hermes created the lyre for him, and the instrument became a common attribute of Apollo. Hymns sung to Apollo were called paeans.

In Hellenistic times, especially during the 3rd century BCE, as Apollo Helios he became identified among Greeks with Helios, Titan god of the sun, and his sister Artemis similarly equated with Selene, Titan goddess of the moon. He was depicted as a handsome, beardless youth with long hair and various attributes including:–a wreath and branch of laurel; bow and quiver; raven; and lyre.  Several towns and places claimed the honour of his birth, as we see from various local traditions mentioned by late writers.

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Friday the Thirteenth

i am firmly planted into your midsummer candescence, your foxtrotting prowess; & we
watch as the flowerbeds we called home
for 6 months wilted like kisses from December,
i’m dreaming of hazy starlight, black sand
beaches and your swimming pool eyes,
those color-shifting angels: sometimes green,
sometimes blue, sometimes grey, and you
stuck your heart out with your tongue like a
burning arrow, like a dart board;
the stormy sail of your floundering misery; caught you shuffling your mother’s old tarot cards in your backyard on friday the 13th, and i could tell with my eyes closed & my fingers laced behind my back that you would always pick Death; there was something about that illegally lit evening, you telling me of how your mother spikes her own tea with doses of viagra, how you hear your baby sister’s laugh in windchimes and the way the streetlights make you feel; highway god zipping beneath the underpass with the troll kids & the vagabonds all cranked up on smoky city fever dreams.

Divination 101- Types of Divination (B)

Belomancy- divination by arrows or darts. Not just any projectiles, mind you. The arrows and darts used in this type of divination were often made specifically for this purpose. They were made of particular woods and inscribed with occult symbols and blessed before they were utilized. The diviner would ask a question. Then they would ties answers to the haft of the arrow and fire them across a field. The one that went furthest or closest to a particular location was considered to be the truth. Another version of this would be that the arrows were not fired but placed into a quiver and shuffled about. Then the diviner would pull a single arrow out and that would be the answer. This form of divination is known to have been used by the Arabs, the Greeks, the Scythians, and the Babylonians.

Bletonism- divination by currents of water. This was practiced originally in Bleton, France which has a great deal of water especially subterranean water. While it originally meant being able to find water by intuition it developed into a form of divination where one would place light objects upon the surface of a moving body of naturally occurring water and watch the path that they took. It can also be used by submerging oneself in part or whole into a body of water and using that to enhance personal intuition. Anyone see Age of Ultron? When Thor goes to the magic underwater pool and dives in to get in touch with the Scarlet Witches vision? That’s a form of Bletonism….though fictional.

Botanomancy- divination by herbs or leaves or branches. There are multiple ways to use this and even more ways to interpret them. Some use the patterns of fallen flora as a non invasive form of divination. Others will gather up leaves and twigs and scribe symbols upon them. They can shuffle the items and pick one out to be an answer to a question or they can toss them in the air and catch one. They may also place them in a pile and wait for all but one to blow away. Or they may cast them upon a fire and see which burns fastest (or doesn’t burn at all.) This form of divination is very open in its readings and relies heavily on the readers intuition.

Brontomancy-  divination using thunder. Alternatively known as brontoscopy, brontomantia, and brontoscopia. If one is using thunder as their divinatory tool they must listen for the length, intensity, direction, and nearness. In Russia this was called Gromnik. It’s practice was banned int he 14th century.