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Legendary Plants

Fern Flower

It is a magical flower originating in Eastern Europe.

  • The flower blooms for a very short time on the eve of Summer Solstice.
  • The flower brings fortune to whoever finds it.
  • As well as bringing luck and wealth, it also gives the power to understand animal speech.
  • However, the flower is closely guarded by evil spirits.
  • And whoever finds the flower will have access to earthly riches, which are reputed to be haunted.

Raskovnik

Originating amongst the South Slavs, the raskovnik has the magical property to unlock or uncover anything that is locked or closed. However, legends claim it is notoriously difficult to recognise the herb, and reputedly only certain cthonic animals are able to identify it..

  • Traditionally, it is considered that few people, if any, could actually recognise the herb.
  • However, in Bulgarian sources, the raskovnik is described as a grass, resembling a four-leaf clover.
  • It grows in meadows and may be picked either while green and blooming or in hay, when it is already dry.
  • While it is not necessarily rare, nor does it thrive only in remote locations, it is nevertheless impossible to recognise by the uninitiated.
  • According to the legend, the raskovnik could unlock any gate or padlock, regardless of its size, material or key
  • It could also uncover treasures buried in the ground: in Bulgarian beliefs, it could split the ground at the place where a treasure lay so that people could locate it.
  • Other supernatural properties attributed to the herb by Bulgarians include the alchemic ability to transform iron into gold.
  • Another general ability is that if brings good fortune to the one who picked it.
  • In some interpretations, the raskovnik is a wonderful plant that makes true whatever its owner desires.
  • In some traditions, tortoises are the only beings who knew the appearance and location of the herb.

Vampire Pumpkins & Watermelons

It originates in Southeastern Europe.

  • The belief in vampire fruit is similar to the belief that any inanimate object left outside during the night of a full moon will become a vampire.
  • One of the main indications that a pumpkin or melon is about to undergo a vampiric transformation (or has just completed one) is said to be the appearance of a drop of blood on its skin.
  • The belief in vampires of plant origin occurs among Gs. [Gypsies] who belong to the Mosl. faith in KM [Kosovo-Metohija]. 

    According to them there are only two plants which are regarded as likely to turn into vampires: pumpkins of every kind and water-melons. And the change takes place when they are ‘fighting one another.’ In Podrima and Prizrenski Podgor they consider this transformation occurs if these ground fruit have been kept for more than ten days: then the gathered pumpkins stir all by themselves and make a sound like 'brrrl, brrrl, brrrl!’ and begin to shake themselves. It is also believed that sometimes a trace of blood can be seen on the pumpkin, and the Gs. then say it has become a vampire. These pumpkins and melons go round the houses, stables, and rooms at night, all by themselves, and do harm to people. But it is thought that they cannot do great damage to folk, so people are not very afraid of this kind of vampire.

    Among the Mosl. Gs. in the village of Pirani (also in Podrima) it is believed that if pumpkins are kept after Christmas they turn into vampires, while the Lešani Gs. think that this phenomenon occurs if a pumpkin used as a syphon, when ripe and dry, stays unopened for three years.

    Vampires of ground fruit origin are believed to have the same shape and appearance as the original plant.

    […]

    The Gs. in KM. destroy pumpkins and melons which have become vampires … by plunging them into a pot of boiling water, which is then poured away, the ground fruit being afterwards scrubbed by a broom and then thrown away, and the broom burned.

    —Tatomir Vukanović, Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society 

Bohun Upas

  • The first voyagers to Malay returned with grisly tales of a poisonous tree growing on the islands near Cathay, which was called the Bohun Upas - the tree of poisons.
  • To the medieval traveler this tree was to be shunned, as it produced narcotic and toxic fumes which killed plants and animals for miles around.
  • If one were to fall asleep in the shade of this tree, he would never awaken
  • Malaysians supposedly executed prisoners by tying them to the trunk of this tree. 

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02-75 (U)
15-1
15-2 (U)
25 (U)
8-20 On a Weapons Charge (U)
Abandoning My Father Talking Blues (U)
Absolute Lithops Effect
Acceptable Damages Sutra (U)
Adair (U)
Adultery
Against Agamemnon
Against Pollution
Age of Kings
Agemo’s Hoops (U)
Alabama Nova
Alagemo
Alibi
All Devils Here Now (U)
All Frosting (U)
All Rooms Cable A/C Free Coffee
All Up the Seething Coast
Alpha Aquae (U)
Alpha Chum Gatherer (U)
Alpha Compunction (U)
Alpha Desperation March
Alpha Double Negative: Going to Catalina
Alpha Gelida
Alpha Incipiens
Alpha Negative
Alpha Omega
Alpha Rats Nest
Alpha Sun Hat
Alpha in Tauris
Alphabetizing
Alphonse Mambo
Ambivalent Landscape Z
Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1
An Inscription at Salonae (U)
Animal Mask
Answering the Phone
Anti-Music Song
Anti-Witchcraft Song (U)
Any Available Surface (U)
Are You Cleaning Off the Stone?
Attention All Pickpockets
Autoclave
Azo Tle Nelli in Tialticpac?
Baboon
Bad Luck Triple Star (U)
Bad Priestess
Bad Waves
Badger Song
Balance
Baltimore (was: Song for Prince Edward III)
Beach House
Beat the Devil
Beautiful Gas Mask
Billy the Kid’s Dream of the Magic Shoes
Birth of Serpents
Birthday Song: This Time Has Come (U)
Black Molly
Black Pear Tree
Blood Capsules
Blood Royal
Blueberry Frost
Blues in Dallas
Born Ready (was: Know the Way)
Brandy Let’s Go (U)
Bride (U)
Bring Our Curses Homes
Brisbane Hotel Sutra
Broom People
Burned My Tongue
Butter Teeth
Calcutta (U)
California Song
Cao Dai Blowout
Carmen Cicero (U)
Casetino’s Nursery (U)
Catherine Antrim’s Kids
Chanson du Bon Chose
Cheshire County
Chilean Fire Barrel (U)
Chinese House Flowers
Chinese Rifle Song
Chino Love Song 1979
Choked Out
Cobra Tattoo
Cobscrook Bay
Coco-Yam Song
Cold Milk Bottle
Collapsing Stars
Color in Your Cheeks
Columns Pillars Steps
Commandante
Communicating Doors
Cotton
Counterfeit Florida Plates
Counting Song for Bitter Children (U)
Crane (U)
Creature Song
Crows
Cruiserweights
Cry for Judas
Cubs in Five
Cut Off Their Thumbs #1 (U)
Cutter (U)
Damn These Vampires
Dance Music
Daniel 12:8 (third)
Deianara Crush
Deserters (U)
Design Your Own Container Garden
Deuteronomy 2:10
Dilaudid
Dinu Lipatti’s Bones
Dirty Old Town
Distant Stations
Dogs of Clinic 17
Don’t Take the Dogs Away
Down Here
Down to the Ark (U)
Downtown Seoul
Dub Capsules
Duke Ellington
Dutch Orchestra Blues
Early Spring
Earth Air Water Trees
Edvard Munch (U)
Elijah
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (U)
Emerging
Ending the Alphabet (U)
Enoch 18:14
Estate Sale Sign
Ethiopians (U)
Etiquette Song (U)
Eugene Sue (U)
Evening in Stalingrad
Exit Portland Oregon (U)
Extreme South #1 (U)
Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace
Faithless Bacchant Song
Fall of the Star High School Running Back
Family Happiness
Fault Lines
Feed This End
Fire Editorial
First Few Desperate Hours
Flashing Lights
Flight 717: Going to Denmark
Flower Song (U)
For Denise Matthews (U)
Four New Trees (U)
Fresh Berries for You
Fresh Cherries in Trinidad
From TG&Y (U)
For Charles Bronson
Foreign Object
Full Flower
Game Shows Touch Our Lives
Genesis 3:23
Genesis 19:1-2
Genesis 30:3
Get Lonely
Ghosts (U)
Going Invisible (U)
Going Through Pomona (U)
Going to Alaska
Going to Bangor
Going to Bogotá
Going to Bolivia
Going to Brazil (U)
Going to Bridlington (U)
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Going to Buffalo (U)
Going to California (U)
Going to Chino
Going to Cleveland
Going to Dade County (U)
Going to Federal Prison (U)
Going to France (U)
Going to Georgia
Going to Hell (U)
Going to Hungary
Going to Jamaica
Going to Japan
Going to Kansas
Going to Kirby Sigston
Going to Lebanon
Going to Lubbock
Going to Maine
Going to Malibu
Going to Marrakesh
Going to Mars (U)
Going to Maryland
Going to Mexico
Going to Miami (U)
Going to Michigan
Going to Monaco
Going to Morocco
Going to Norwalk
Going to Palestine (U)
Going to Port Washington
Going to Queens
Going to Reykjavik
Going to San Diego (U)
Going to Santiago
Going to Scotland
Going to Some Damned English City (U)
Going to Spain
Going to Spirit Lake (U)
Going to Tennessee
Going to Utrecht
Going to Wisconsin
Gojam Province 1968
Golden Boy
Golden Jackal Song
Good Morning to All Vultures (U)
Gravedigger
Greasepaint Friday (U)
Grendel’s Mother
Hail St. Sebastian (U)
Hair Match
Half Dead
Handball
Hardpan Song
Harlem Roulette
Hast Thou Considered the Tetrapod
Hatha Haill
Have to Explode
Hebrews 11:40
Heel Turn 1 (U)
Heel Turn 2
Heights
Hello Sarah (U)
Hello There Howard
Hello, Old Rabbit (U)
Heretic Pride
High Doses #2
High Hawk Season
Historiography
History of the Church (Part 1) (U)
Home Again Garden Grove
Horseradish Road
Hotel Road
How I Left the Ministry
How to Embrace a Swamp Creature
Hye Kye (U)
I Corinthians 13: 8-10
I Hear the Planets
I John 4:16
I Know You’ve Come to Take My Toys Away
I Love You, Let’s Light Ourselves on Fire (U)
I Meant Every Word I Said in New Delhi (U)
I Samuel 15:23
I Will Grab You by the Ears
I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
I’ve Got the Sex (U)
Ice Blue
Ice Cream, Cobra Man
Idylls of the King
If England Where What England Seems, Then We Would Only Have Our Dreams (U)
If You See Light
In Corolia
In Memory of Satan
In the Corn Fields (U)
In the Craters of the Moon
In the Hidden Places
In the Shadow of the Western Hills
Indonesia
Infidelity
Insurance Fraud #2
International Small Arms Traffic Blues
Isaiah 45:23
Island Garden Song
It Froze Me
It’s All Here in Brownsville
Italian Guns (U)
Itzcuintil-Totzli Days
Jaipur
Jam Eater Blues
Jeff Davis County Blues
Jenny
Keeping House
Kittens in Mittens (U)
Korean Bird Paintings
Lab Rat Blues
Lakeside View Apartments Suite
Last Man on Earth
Leaving Home
Lemon
Let the Dogs Come Out (U)
Letter from a Motel (U)
Letter from Belgium
Like a Bullet (U)
Linda Blair Was Born Innocent
Lion’s Teeth
Liza Forever Minelli
Lonesome Surprise
Love Love Love
Love Cuts the Strings
Love Hymn to Aphrodite
Lovecraft in Brooklyn
Luna
Magpie
Maize Stalk Drinking Blood
Malevolent Cityscape X
Malevolent Seascape Y (was: Ambivalent Seascape Y
Malted Milk (U)
Marduk T-Shirt Men’s Room Incident
Masher
Matthew 11:14-19
Matthew 25:21
Maybe Sprout Wings
Michael Myers’ Resplendent
Midland
Milk Song (U)
Million
Minnesota
Minor Joan Crawford Vehicle (U)
Mole
Moon Over Goldsboro
Mosquito Repellent
Mountain Goats Busking Song (U)
Mountain Goats Shirt Song (U)
Move (Chicago 196X)
My Favourite Things (U)
Naming Day
Narakaloka
Neon Orange Glimmer Song
Never Quite Free
New Britain
New Chevrolet in Flames
New Math (U)
New Monster Avenue
New Star Song
New World Emerging Blues (U)
New Zion
Night Light
Night of the Mules
Nikki Oh Nikki (U)
Nine Black Poppies
No Children
No, I Can’t
Noche del Guajolote
Noctifer Birmingham
Nova Scotia
Oceanographer’s Choice
Old College Try
Omega Blaster
One Frozen River (U)
One Winter at Point Alpha Privative
Onions
Only Existing Footage
Ontario
Orange Ball of Hate
Orange Ball of Love
Orange Ball of Pain
Orange Ball of Peace
Orange Ball of Pride (U)
Orange Ball of Shame (U)
Orange Ball of War (U)
Original Air-Blue Gown
Oslo 1888 (U)
Outer Scorpion Squadron
Ox Baker Triumphant
Pale Green Things
Palmcorder Yajna (was: Sacrifice)
Papagallo
Passaic, 1975 (U)
Peacocks
Pennsylvanian Dutch Treat (U)
Philippians 3:20-21
Pigs That Ran Straightaway into the Water, Triumph Of
Pink and Blue
Pinklon (U)
Please Come Home to Hamngatan
Poltergeist (U)
Porcile
Prana Ferox
Predator Eyes
Process of Elimination
Programmed Cell Death
Proverbs 6:27
Prowl Great Cain
Psalms 40:2
Pseudothyrum Song
Pure Crystal (U)
Pure Gold
Pure Heat
Pure Honey
Pure Intentions
Pure Love
Pure Milk
Pure Money
Pure Sound
Quetzalcoatl Comes Through
Quetzalcoatl Eats Plums
Quetzalcoatl is Born
Quito
Radical Evil Song (U)
Raid on Entebbe (U)
Rain Song
Raja Vocative
Real Good Girlfriend (U)
Red Choral Diamond Spray (U)
Red River Valley (U)
Red Southern Curl (U)
Resonant Bell World
Ribdate
Riches and Wonders
Rockin’ Rockin’ Pet Store (U)
Rockin’ Rockin’ Twilight of the Gods
Roger Patterson Van
Romans 10:9
Rotten Stinking Mouthpiece
Running Away with What Freud Said
Saigon Shrunken Panorama (was: Song for Anonymity)
Sail Babylon Springs
Sail On
San Bernardino
Sarcofago Live
Satanic Messiah
Sax Rohmer #1
Scavenger Babies (U)
Scotch Grove
See America Right
Seed Song
Seeing Daylight
Send Me an Angel
Sendero Luminoso Verdadadero
Seneca’s Trick Mirror
Sept. 15 1983
Sept 19th Triple X Love! Love!
Shadow Song
Sheket (Be Quiet)
Short Song About the 10 Freeway
Short Song for Justin Bieber and His Paparazzi (U)
Shower (U)
Sign of the Crow 2 (U)
Sinaloan Milk Snake Song
Slow West Vultures
Snakeheads
Snow Crush Killing Song
Snow Owl
Snow Song
So Desperate
Soft Targets
Solomon Revisited
Some Other Way
Some Swedish Trees
Somebody Else’s Parking Lot in Sebastopol (was: Somebody Else’s Parking Lot in Santa Cruz)
Something Blue (U)
Sometimes I Still Feel the Bruise (Trembling Blue Stars)
Song for an Old Friend
Song for Black Sabbath’s Second North American Tour (U)
Song for Cleomenes
Song for Dana Plato
Song for Dennis Brown
Song for God (U)
Song for Grey Valentine (U)
Song for John Davis
Song for Lonely Giants
Song for Mark and Joel
Song for My Stepfather (U)
Song for the Julian Calendar
Song for Roger Maris (U)
Song for the Shoreline (U)
Song for Tura Satana
Sourdoire Valley Song
Source Decay
Southwestern Territory
Southwood Plantation Road
Spent Gladiator 2
Spilling Toward Alpha
Stabbed to Death Outside San Juan
Stable Boy Song
Standard Bitter Love Song #1 (U)
Standard Bitter Love Song #4
Standard Bitter Love Song #5 (U)
Standard Bitter Love Song #6 (U)
Standard Bitter Love Song #7
Standard Bitter Love Song #8
Star Dusting
Stars Around Her
Stars Fell on Alabama
Steal Smoked Fish
Store (was: Aisle)
Straight Six
Sudden Oak Death
Sun Song
Supergenesis
Sure
Surrounded
Tahitian Ambrosia Maker
Tallahassee
Tampa (U)
Tape Travel is Lonely
Teenage World
Terminal Grain
Thank You Mario But Our Princess is in Another Castle
Thanks for the Dress
That
That Hippolytine Song (U)
The Admonishing Song
The Anglo-Saxons
The Autopsy Garland
The Bad Doctor
The Ballad of Bull Ramos
The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton
The Big Unit (U)
The Black Ice Cream Song
The Car Song (U)
The Coroner’s Gambit
The Cow Song
The Day the Aliens Came (or: Hawaiian Feeling)
The Diaz Brothers
The Doll Song (U)
The Garden Song
The Hot Garden Stomp
The House That Dripped Blood
The Lady from Shanghai
The Last Day of Jimi Hendrix’s Life
The Last Limit of Bhakti
The Legend of Chavo Guerrero
The Mess Inside
The Monkey Song
The Moon (U)
The Moon Song (U)
The Mummy’s Hand (U)
The New Potatoes (U)
The Only Thing I Know
The Pieman
The Pig Song (U)
The Plague (U)
The Recognition Scene
The River Song
The Sign
The Water Song
The Window Song
The Young Thousands
Their Will Always Be an Ireland (U)
Then the Letting Go
They Are Stone Swallowers
There Will Be No Divorce
Third Snow Song
This Magic Moment
This Year
Thucydides II-58 (U)
Tianchi Lake
Tollund Man
Tomato in the Grass (U)
Torch Song
Toolshed
Transcendental Youth
Transjordanian Blue
Treetop Song
Tribe of the Horned Heart (U)
Trick Mirror
Tug on the Line
Tulsa Imperative (U)
Twelve Hands High (was: Fit Alpha Vi) (was: Insane Horse)
Twin Human Highway Flares
Two Thousand Seasons
Tyler Lambert’s Grave (U)
Ultraviolet
Un Rêve Plus Long Que la Nuit (was: November Love Song)
Unmasked!
Until I Am Whole
Up the Wolves
US Mill
Used to Haunt
Waco
Wait for You
Warm Lonely Grave (U)
Warm Lonely Planet
Water Song II
Waving At You
We Have Seen the Enemy
We Shall All Be Healed (U)
We Were Patriots
Weekend in Western Illinois
West Country Dream
Werewolf Gimmick
White Cedar
Who You Are
Whole Wide World
Whon (U)
Wild Palm City (AKA Within You, Without You)
Wild Sage
Wishing the House Would Crash (U)
Wizard Bus a Hat
Woke Up New
World Cylinder
Wrong!
Yam, the King of Crops
Yoga
You and Me and a High Balcony (U)
You Need a Magician in Your Life (U)
You or Your Memory
You Were Cool (U)
You’re in Maya (U)
Young Caesar 2000
Your Belgian Things
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Broom (cytisus scoparius) POISON 

Folk names: Banal, Basam, Besom, Bisom, Bizzon, Breeam, Broom Tops, Brum, Genista Green Broom, Irish Broom, Irish Tops, Link, Scotch Broom

Gender: Masculine

Planet: Mars

Element: Air

Powers: Purification, protection, Wind Spells, divination

Magical uses: Broom is used in purification and protection spells, and is hung in the home to keep evil out. Also, an infusion of broom sprinkled though the house exorcises poltergeists. 

Although the infusion was once used as a drink to increase phychisc powers, this can be dangerous because the plant is slightly poisonous; carry instead for this purpose.

To raise the winds, throw broom into the air while invoking the spirits of the Air, preferably from a mountain-top. To calm the winds, burn broom and bury the ashes.

If you do outdoor spells (which is the best place to perform magic) sweep the ground with broom prior to your workings, if it grows nearby.

(Source: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs) 

Witch!Bucky + Steve’s constant, low-level stress about fire hazards

Every time he’s about to go to bed or go out he moves through every room of the apartment and makes sure that every candle or tea light or w/e Bucky’s recently used (or used last month but still hasn’t put away even though Steve’s been grumbling for ages) is fully extinguished and all the smoke detectors are in good working order

((Bucky thinks he’s a hypocrite since Steve once attacked a smoke detector with a broom handle when Steve burned some food in the oven, and when Bucky asked about it he said it deserved it because “it was judging my cooking, Buck!”))

Bucky, of course, has been using fire for witchcraft since he was a young teenager and has developed a terrifying confidence in his own ability to keep the curtains from catching fire

Steve won’t stop buying fire extinguishers

Do you guys think there are artisan brooms in the magical world?

Not ones meant for flying in particular, though they are enchanted for flight, but are mostly for looking. 

Like ones incorporating with flowering tree branches that blossom and drop petals in spring. Or ones with carved handles with whole scenes about valor and kings and mages and witches riding with familiars over terrified villages. (Oh, or enchanted wood carvings that take on the magical properties of the wood, so different wood is used to depict different scenes.)

Are there magical marriage brooms? Like the ones used in Romani marriages or marriages between enslaved people in the antebellum South, all handmade, and afterwards you hang it up over an entrance into your home. And visiting wizards think it’s all Muggle magic until the twigs start sprouting leaves when the couple is expecting a new child.

What if those brooms remember who jumped them? And years later did a Black American witch find one hanging in a relative’s house and try to ride it bc she thought it was child-sized? And then it tells her all these things that basically sparks an interest in talking brooms, family brooms, brooms for houses, handmade brooms that people keep or give as gifts; or sometimes sell, but for wixen it’s like looking to adopt a new member of the family. 

Oh gosh, what if there are broom whisperers? People with the power to understand the needs of brooms and hearing them complain about their twigs being bent or their handles needing varnish.

Big broom makers teaching little broom makers how to understand what a broom will become by the feeling in the materials.

Quidditch players keeping their first broom and taking them to away games and giving them box seats until the whole first row is just broomsticks propped against the railing, looking encouraging. Having them dressed up and read by broom whisperers to keep them healthy.

Japanese neighborhood broom burning rituals where everyone brings their old broken brooms and thank them for working so hard over the years. The brooms saying that it was their pleasure.

Guys. Brooms.

Well, looks like we've had our first real injury of the Quidditch season....

One of our girl chasers chipped her front two teeth today: on the inside corners so that it looked like someone shot a hole through her front two teeth. It was a pretty clean break, coming from someone who has a little too much experience with dental injuries my right front tooth is dead, ya’ll!. Which in a way was fortunate for her because i was able to tell her the extremity of her condition (minor). She was still freaking out though because of the trauma (understandable), add that with the fact that she’s a model…. it was crazy.

In the end, she is doing okay other than some shock to her nerves, which should heal up in a couple days. We’re trying to get her a dentist appointment tomorrow or friday to have them filled. Yay Quidditch! 

On a less dramatic note, i’ve decided that i need to start wearing longer shorts or spandex to practices. I’m becoming a little too familiar with broom burn on my legs. >_<

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