Wildflowers in an old glass bottle.
Meadow Cranesbill, Meadowsweet, Buttercup, Germander Speedwell, Stitchwort,, Common Vetch & Crosswort in a C 1920’s furniture cream bottle, (found amongst tree roots in our garden.)
Below the cut are alternative fcs to switch out for your usual white fcs when casting in Disney RPs. I really love the potential of Disney RPs, but there are way too many characters that could easily be replaced by another fc with more diversity. I do not touch the current diverse characters in this list. Each FC has the following listed: name, ethnicity, age, age range, hair colour and eye colour.
This list is sectioned by characters, each has 3 alternative fcs with pictures included! Use ctrl+f to find the character you want.
These are pages from an absolutely extraordinary book called Mira calligraphiae monumenta. The book was first written by Georg Bocskay in 1560s a showcase of the highest quality calligraphy. In 1590s the book was reprinted with addition of natural history-themed drawings by Joris Hoefnagel.
In Swedish folklore it’s said that if you collect seven or nine different kinds of wild flowers on midsummer’s eve and put them under your pillow at night, you will dream of your future significant other. The flowers I found were (bottom-top):
Common Daisy (Bellis Perennis) - Called “a thousand beauties” in Swedish
Zigzag Clover (Trifolium Medium)
Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) - Called “butter flower” in Swedish
Goldmoss Stonecrop (Sedum Acre) - Called “yellow fat bud” (yeah) in Swedish
Common Bugloss (Anchusa Officinalis) - Called “ox tounge” in Swedish
Germander Speedwell (Veronica Chamaedrys) - Called “Tea Veronica” in Swedish
Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum Vulgare) - Called “Priest’s collar” in Swedish
White Clover (Trifolium Repens)
Bird’s Foot Trefoil (Lotus Corniculatus) - Called “Hag’s tooth/Dear’s Tooth” in Swedish
I’ve been having a might bit of trouble sleeping lately so I did what any reasonable witch would do; I busted open the herbalism books and got to work. The following mix is what I came up with. Be warned though, this stuff is pretty strong. The first time I made it I only managed to finish about half a cup before my eyelids were seriously drooping!
2 parts chamomile
1 part peppermint
1 part passion flower
½ part skullcap flower (Scutellaria lateriflora)
Simply mix everything up, put it in the tea ball or bag of your choice and steep as you would any other herbal tea. Then go enjoy your rest!
(Warnings: Always research any herb before using or ingesting it. In the case of the herbs mentioned above it’s worth noting right out to be careful when purchasing skullcap because there have been cases of another herb, germander, being sold in it’s place. Always buy your herbs from a reliable source!)
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
The painting was created at Dürer’s workshop in Nuremberg in 1503. It is a study of a seemingly random group of wild plants, including dandelion and greater plantain. The work is considered one of the masterpieces of Dürer’s. The watercolour shows a large piece of turf and little else. The various growths can be identified as cock’s-foot, creeping bent, smooth meadow-grass, daisy, dandelion, germander speedwell, greater plantain, hound’s-tongue and yarrow.