I’ve always found it interesting how witches are portrayed in Hollywood throwing actual animal parts into their cauldrons. So I looked it up since I’ve never seen a spell that truly called for animal parts, “Eye of Newt” and such, though I’m sure there are a few out there. And I stumbled onto this list. I love it! I think everyone should share it.
A Bone of an Ibis: Buckthorn Adders Tongue: Dogstooth Violet A Titan’s Blood: Wild Lettuce A Lion’s Hairs: Tongue of a Turnip (the leaves of the taproot) A Man’s Bile: Turnip Sap A Pig’s Tail: Leopard’s Bane A Hawk’s Heart: Heart of Wormwood An Eagle: Wild Garlic Ass’s Foot or Bull’s Foot: Coltsfoot Blood: Elder sap or another tree sap Blood of Hephaistos: Wormwood Burning Bush: White Dittany Bread and Cheese Tree: Hawthorne Blood from a Head: Lupine Bird’s Eye: Germander Speedwell Blood of Ares: Purslane Blood of a Goose: Mulberry Tree’s Milk Bloodwort: Yarrow Blood of Hestia: Chamomile Blood of an Eye: Tamarisk Gall Blood from a Shoulder: Bear’s Breach Bat’s Wings: Holly Black Sampson: Echinacea Bull’s Blood or Seed of Horus: Horehound Bear’s Foot: Lady’s Mantle Calf’s Snout: Snapdragon Cat’s Foot: Canada Snake Root and/or Ground Ivy Candelmas Maiden: Snowdrop Capon’s Tail: Valerian Christ’s Ladder: Centaury Cheeses: Marsh Mallow Chocolate Flower: Wild Geranium Christ’s Eye: Vervain Sage Clear-eye: Clary Sage Click: Goosegrass Cucumber Tree: Magnolia Clot: Great Mullein Corpse Plant: Indian Pipe Crowdy Kit: Figwort Cuddy’s Lungs: Great Mullein Crow Foot: Cranesbill Cuckoo’s Bread: Common Plantain Clear Eye: Clary Sage Crow’s Foot: Wild Geranium Devils Dung: Asafoetida Dragon’s Blood: Calamus Dog’s Mouth: Snap Dragon Daphne: Laurel/Bay Devil’s Plaything: Yarrow Dove’s Foot: Wild Geranium Dew of the Sea: Rosemary Dragon Wort: Bistort Earth Smoke: Fumitory Eye of Christ: Germander Speedwell Elf’s Wort: Elecampane Enchanter’s Plant: Vervain Englishman’s Foot: Common Plantain Erba Santa Maria: Spearmint Everlasting Friendship: Goosegrass Eye of the Day: Common Daisy Eye of the Star: Horehound Eye Root: Goldenseal Eyes: Aster, Daisy, Eyebright Frog’s Foot: Bulbous Buttercup From the Loins: Chamomile Fat from a Head: Spurge Fairy Smoke: Indian Pipe Felon Herb: Mugwort From the Belly: Earth-apple From the Foot: Houseleek Five Fingers: Cinquefoil Fox’s Clote: Burdock Graveyard Dust: Mullein Goat’s Foot: Ash Weed God’s Hair: Hart’s Tongue Fern Golden Star: Avens Gosling Wing: Goosegrass Graveyard Dust: Mullein Great Ox-eye: Ox-eye Daisy Hairs of a Hamadryas Baboon: Dill Seed Hair of Venus: Maidenhair Fern Hag’s Taper: Great Mullein Hagthorn: Hawthorn Hare’s Beard: Great Mullein Herb of Grace: Vervain Hind’s Tongue: Hart’s Tongue Fern Holy Herb: Yerba Santa Holy Rope: Hemp Agrimony Hook and Arn: Yerba Santa Horse Tongue: Hart’s Tongue Fern Horse Hoof: Coltsfoot Hundred Eyes: Periwinkle Innocense: Bluets Jacob’s Staff: Great Mullein Joy of the Mountain: Marjoram Jupiter’s Staff: Great Mullein King’s Crown: Black Haw Knight’s Milfoil: Yarrow Kronos’ Blood: sap of Cedar Lady’s Glove: Foxglove Lion’s Tooth: Dandelion Lad’s Love: Southernwood Lamb’s Ears: Betony Little Dragon: Tarragon Love in Idleness: Pansy Love Leaves: Burdock Love Lies Bleeding: Amaranth/Anemone Love Man: Goosegrass Love Parsley: Lovage Love Root: Orris Root Man’s Health: Ginseng Maiden’s Ruin: Southernwood Master of the Woods: Woodruff May: Black Haw May Lily: Lily of the Valley May Rose: Black Haw Maypops: Passion Flower Mistress of the Night: Tuberose Mutton Chops: Goosegrass Nose Bleed: Yarrow Old-Maid’s-Nightcap: Wild Geranium Old Man’s Flannel: Great Mullein Old Man’s Pepper: Yarrow Oliver: Olive Password: Primrose Pucha-pat: Patchouli Peter’s Staff: Great Mullein Priest’s Crown: Dandelion leaves Poor Man’s Treacle: Garlic Queen of the Night: Vanilla Cactus Queen of the Meadow: Meadowsweet Queen of the Meadow Root: Gravelroot Ram’s Head: American Valerian Red Cockscomb: Amaranth Ring-o-bells: Bluebells Robin-run-in-the-grass: Goosegrass Semen of Helios: White Hellebore Semen of Herakles: Mustard-rocket Semen of Hermes: Dill Semen of Hephaistos: Fleabane Semen of Ammon: Houseleek Semen of Ares: Clover Seed of Horus: Horehound Sparrow’s Tongue: Knotweed Soapwort: Comfrey or Daisy Shepherd’s Heart: Shepherd’s Purse Swine’s Snout: Dandelion leaves Shameface: Wild Geranium See Bright: Clary Sage Scaldhead: Blackberry Seven Year’s Love: Yarrow Silver Bells: Black Haw Sorcerer’s Violet: Periwinkle St. John’s Herb: Hemp Agrimony St. John’s Plant: Mugwort Star Flower: Borage Star of the Earth: Avens Starweed: Chickweed Sweethearts: Goosegrass Tarragon: Mugwort Tartar Root: Ginseng Thousand Weed: Yarrow Thunder Plant: House Leek Tanner’s Bark: Toadflax Torches: Great Mullein Tongue of dog: Houndstongue Tears of a Hamadryas Baboon: Dill Juice Unicorn Root: Ague Root Unicorn’s Horn: False Unicorn Unicorn Horn: True Unicorn Root Wax Dolls: Fumitory Weazel Snout: Yellow Archangel White: Ox-eye Daisy White Wood: White Cinnamon Witch’s Asprin: White Willow Bark Witch’s Brier: Brier Hips Weasel Snout: Yellow Archangel Wolf Foot: Bugle Weed Wolf Claw: Club Moss Wolf’s Milk: Euphorbia Weed: Ox-Eye Daisy White Man’s Foot: Common Plantain
I did not make this list. I found it here: http://lebanon-pagans.tripod.com/id14.html
Dress down your look and layer sweaters under suits
It’s time to say goodbye to the classic three-piece suit, typically completed with a vest under a blazer, and change things up a bit. For a similar look that’s more casual and modern, layer a knit pullover underneath. To help you out, we’ve completed four head-to-toe looks with affordable suits, sweaters and accessories.
1. Wear a wool sweater and white button-up under a printed suit with a cropped pant. Don’t be afraid to mix and match pattens, like houndstooth with polka dots, and make sure to forgo socks if you’re wearing cropped pants.
2. Pair a slim-fitting suit with a black mohair sweater, white button-up and black dress shoes, but don’t forget the pop of color in your tie. Light blue or denim accents looks great with grey, black and white.
Blonde in a houndstooth coat. According to fabric historians, a few hundred years ago in the Lowlands, you wore houndstooth to avoid a fight. The duotone check was never registered to any particular clan. Many Scots began wearing the series of broken squares or abstract, four-pointed shapes, most often seen in black and white, at social and political events. Wearing someone else’s tartan without permission was more than enough cause for a punch up, so wearing houndstooth became the sartorial strategy of choice for non violent gents.