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Many spells, especially those that request healing or protection for animals, or those to locate lost animals, suggest consecrating the animal to a spirit. Although there are also may others, the following have earned a reputation as renowned animal-protectors. Incorporate them to your spells as needed.

  • Spirits that Protect Cats: Artemis, Bastet, Freya, Hecate, Lilith
  • Spirits that Protect Big Cats (Tigers, Lions, Leopards, Etc.): Dionysus, Durga, Hathor, Kybele, Sekhmet
  • Spirits that Protect Dogs: Artemis, Hecate, Ogun, Saint Roch
  • Spirits that Protect Horses: Anat, Demeter, Epona, Poseidon, Rhiannon, Rla-mgrin (Hayagriva)
  • Spirits that Protect Toads: Agwe, Heket
  • Spirits that Protect Snakes: Athena, Ezili, Freda Dahomey, Lilith, Mami Waters, Simbi, Lady Asherah
  • Spirits that Protect Cows: Brigid, Hathor, Hermes, Isis, Lakshmi, Maeve, Shiva
  • Spirits that Protect Fish: Atargatis, La Baleine, La Sirene, Yemaya
  • Spirits that Protect Pigs: Demeter, Seth
  • Spirits that Protect Animals in General: Aphrodite, Artemis, Baba Yaga, Faunus, Hathor, Lilith, Saint Anthony (Saint Anthony is the spiritual detective: request his assistance when anything or anyone is missing)

(from The Element Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells by Judika Illes)

Madoka Magica Rings!

Let’s make some pop culture magic!

This post is based on the anime and manga “Puella Magi Madoka Magica”. Credit for them goes to the respective owners. I just did some witchcraft(?

So, with that being said, let’s start!

As a big fan of the anime and manga, I own Sayaka’s ring. I thought that maybe more witches are fans of the series and wanted to share this! Having the ring really makes me feel like a magical girl, but it can be useful too, don’t you think so? I’ve made some correspondences based on each character’s powers and personality and it’s soulgem’s color meaning.

Red: This ring is based on Kyoko. It represents strength and passion. It is good for protection, hexes, wards, all types of active magic. Also, it can work as an “extra boost” for other spells, as Kyoko’s special ability. Is strongly connected to the fire element.

Pink: The ring of Madoka Kaname. This one represents unconditional love and friendship. Can work pretty good with rose quartz and shares uses with it.

Purple: As the ring of Homura, it is connected to Saturn, the time. Following this, it represents wisdom and responsibility. Good for spells involving knowledge and spirituality. Very good for a soft but still protection.

Blue: This is my favorite! The blue ring of Sayaka is really helpful on healing, physically and mentally. It is really connected to music, ideas and feelings too.

Yellow: The ring of Mami. This one, following color correspondences, tends to mean communication and travel, but also helps with feelings. As Mami’s powers come from “binding her to life”, her ring helps with bindings and connections of all types too.

These are the main characters of the anime but you can have a ring in whatever color you choose, and make your own correspondences!

Also, as in the series, for cleaning the Rings, you can have a little grief seed made of smoky quartz or a gemstone of your choice wire wrapped, or a spell jar, or something that fulfills the function that grief seeds have in the show: purificating the rings and returning them to their powerful glory.

Consecrating the rings for their magical usage should not be difficult. It doesn’t have to be a really fancy ritual unless you want it to be like that. For the ritual, I recommend using sigils (as the rings in the show react to the witch’s kisses, similar to sigils) that represent what you want the ring to do/ what the ring is supposed to fight, maybe include something element related (fire for Kyoko, air for Mami, water for Sayaka and so on), and something from the character that it is based on (an image of the Mahou Shoujo, maybe an attack or line that you really like, something related)

I think that’s all for now! What do you think? If you have any ideas or suggestions that can be added just tell me!♥

“there’s magic in our bones” an @shancefluffweek collection

day 3: home/family
rated G
word count: 1,156
ship: shance 
summary: in which the paladins finally get to go home

{view full ao3 collection here}

“Listen Shiro, they’re going to love you.” Lance assured for the tenth time since landing. 

“I don’t know about this Lance, I still think you should go alone first–” Shiro tried reasoning again, only to be cut off when Lance suddenly stopped and turned to face him with a scowl.

“Hey hey hey! We had this fight already, I won, end of story. You’re coming with me or so help me God–”

“Okay, okay, sorry. Lead the way then.” Shiro placated, letting Lance take the lead again.

They’d been together long enough for Shiro to know when to back down from a fight. Months of mutual pining that turned into weeks of awkward dating, which turned into almost a year of partnership. And Shiro wouldn’t have it any other way. There’s no one else he’d rather have by his side as they endeavored to save the universe.

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Vodou Gods And Goddesses

🖤Loco – God of the wild, vegetation, and all its gifts – from healing to death.

🖤Zaka – The friendliest of the Gods, who rules over agriculture and harvest.

🖤Kalfu – The moon God, ruler of the night, sorcery, and black magic.

🖤Erzulie – Goddess of love, beauty, and passion. She has three husbands, adores lavishness and luxury but is saddened by broken hearts.

🖤Ayida-Weddo – Goddess of the rainbow, white is her colour. She is also a fertility Goddess.

🖤Marinette – Patron Goddess of liberation and slavery, she can free you or keep you in bondage.

🖤Damballa - Damballa is the Sky God and the primordial creator of all life. He rules the mind, intellect, and cosmic equilibrium. White rum is sacred to him.

🖤Simbi - Simbi is guardian of the fountains and marshes and cannot do without the freshness of water. 

🖤Agwé - Agwé God, is a loa who rules over the sea, fish, and aquatic plants, as well as the patron loa of fishermen and sailors in Vodou.

🖤Baron Samedi - God of sex, death, and endings.

🖤Marassa Jumeaux - Marassa Jumeaux is the God of the divine twins in Vodou. They are children, but more ancient than any other loa. The God of love, truth, and justice. 

🖤Azaka Medeh - Is the God of the loa of the harvest in Haitian Vodou mythology.

🖤Ti Jean Petro - The God Ti Jean Petwo is a serpent spirit who dances in flames and consumes fiery things when in possession of a human body. 

🖤Agassou - The God Agassou is a loa, who guards the old traditions of Dahomey. 

🖤Baron La Croix - The God Baron La Croix is one of the Guédé, a loa of the dead and sexuality, along with Baron Samedi and Baron Cimetière in Vodou. 

🖤Belie Belcan - The God of justice, protection against evil, and protection against enemies.

🖤Baron Kriminel - The God Baron Kriminel is a much feared spirit or loain the Haitian Vodou religion. He is envisioned as a murderer who has been condemned to death, and is invoked to pronounce swift judgment. 

🖤Baron Cimetière - The God Baron Cimitière is one of the Guédé, a spirit of the dead, along with Baron Samedi and Baron La Croix in Vodou. He is said to be the male guardian of the cemetery, protecting its graves.

🖤Filomez - The Goddess Filomez is a loa that belongs to the Rada nation. She is a water spirit that is served with pastel colors such as blue, pinks, and sometimes even green. 

🖤Adjassou-Linguetor - The Goddess Adjassou-Linguetor is a loa with protruding eyes and a bad temper in Haitian Vodou. She governs spring water.

🖤Anaisa Pye - The Goddess Anaisa Pye is a very popular loa within Dominican Vodou. She is considered the patron saint of love, money, and general happiness within the 21 Divisions. 

🖤Ayizan - The Goddess Ayizan is a racine, or root loa, associated with Vodoun rites of initiation. She is associated with priestly knowledge and mysteries, particularly those of initiation, and the natural world.

🖤Gran Maître - The Goddess Gran Maître is the primary creator God in Haitian Vodou.

🖤Mademoiselle Charlotte - The Goddess Mademoiselle Charlotte is a loa who manifests with the commonly perceived personality traits of a white woman in Haitian Vodou. Mademoiselle Charlotte prefers the strict observance of all the niceties of ritual protocol.

🖤Maîtresse Délai - The Goddess Maîtresse Délai is the patron loa of tambourine players in Vodou.

🖤Maîtresse Hounon'gon - The Goddess Maîtresse Hounon'gon is the loa who presides over the chanting done during an ordeal by fire, called a canzo in Vodou.

🖤Maman Brigitte - The Goddess Maman Brigitte is a death loa and the wife of Baron Samedi in Vodou. She drinks rum infused with hot peppers and is symbolized by a black rooster.

🖤Mami Wata - The Goddess Mami Wata’s patronage is water, the sea, mermaids, markets, divination, healing, luck, money, and music. Her attributes are snakes, pearls, gold, and diamonds.

🖤Mawu - The Goddess Mawu is a creator Goddess, associated with the sun and moon in Dahomey mythology.

🖤Yemoja -  Yemoja is a major water Goddess from the Yoruba religion. Yemoja is motherly and strongly protective, and cares deeply for all her children, comforting them, and cleansing them of sorrow. She is said to be able to cure infertility in women, and cowrie shells represent her wealth. She does not easily lose her temper, but when angered she can be quite destructive and violent.

🖤Ogun - The God Ogun is an Orisha, loa, and Vodun. He is a warrior and a powerful spirit of metal work, as well as rum and rum-making.

🖤Papa Legba - The God Papa Legba is a loa in Haitian Vodou, who serves as the intermediary between the loa and humanity. He stands at a spiritual crossroads and gives or denies permission to speak with the spirits of Guinee, and is believed to speak all human languages. Papa Legba facilitates communication, speech, and understanding.

🖤Clermeil - The God Clermeil is a loa who makes rivers flood their banks in Haitian Vodou.

🖤Dan Petro - The God Dan Petro is the loa who protects farmers in Vodou. 

🖤Badessy - The God Bedessy is a minor loa who holds the domain of the sky in Vodou, and particularly in Haiti.

🖤Dinclinsin - The God Dinclinsin is a loa depicted as a white colonial slave owner, feared for his temper, and cruelty in Haitian Vodou. He often carries a whip and is recognizable by his habit of putting whatever is given to him in his pockets. One of his favorite tricks is being able to pour rum into his pockets without getting them wet.

🖤Diejuste - The God Diejuste is a kind-hearted, benevolent loa in Haitian Vodou.

🖤Bugid Y Aiba - The God Bugid Y Aiba is a loa of war in Vodou, and especially in Haiti and Puerto Rico.

🖤Boli Shah - The God Boli Shah is a minor loa who guards families in Vodoun, and especially Haitian Vodou.

🖤Dan Wédo - The God Dan Wédo is a loa of the waters in the form of a great serpent in Vodou.

🖤Adya Houn'tò - The God Adya Hount'tò is a loa associated with drumming in West African Vodun.

🖤Adjinakou - The God Adjinakou Haitian loa in the form of an elephant.

🖤Kokou - Kokou is a warrior God, renowned for his violence, and ferocity. He is the most feared of the Orisha.

🖤Mombu - The god who stutters and causes heavy rains.

🖤Legba - The sun god and intermediary between the Gods and humanity.

Spirits That Protect Animals

Many spells, especially those that require healing or protection for animals, or those to locate lost animals, suggest consecrating the animal to a spirit. Although there are also many others, the following have earned a reputation as renowned animal protectors. Incorporate them into your spells as needed.

  • Spirits that protect cats: Artemis, Bastet, Freya, Hecate, Lilith
  • Spirits that protect big cats (tigers, lions etc): Dionysus, Durga, Hathor, Kybele, Sekhmet
  • Spirits that protect dogs: Artemis, Hecate, Ogun, Saint Roch
  • Spirits that protect horses: Anat, Demeter, Epona, Poseidon, Rhiannon, Rla-mgrin (Hayagriva)
  • Spirits that protect toads: Agwe, Heket
  • Spirits that protect snakes: Athena, Ezili Freda Dehomes, Lilith, Mami Waters, Simbi, Lady Asherah
  • Spirits that protect cows: Brigid, Hathor, Hermes, Isis, Lakshmi, Maeve, Shiva
  • Spirits that protect fish: Atargatis, La Baleine, La Sirene, Yemaga
  • Spirits that protect pigs: Demeter, Seth
  • Spirits that protect animals in general: Aphrodite, Artemis, Baba Yaga, Fanus, Hathor, Lilith, Saint Anthony (Saint Anthony is the spiritual detective, request his assistance when anything or anyone is missing) 

Drewal, Henry John. (2008) ”Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diasporas”, Los Angeles, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 79 Another mask to be considered is from Freetown and was more likely carved by Temne artist Amara Kamara who at the time of my research had several sculptures of Mammy Wata in his home. The female Hindu facial mark on the forehead and between the eyes indicates that this character may represent Mammy Wata with dreadlocks, possibly a reference to Rasta boys of the Caribbean and by extension the mermaids Lasiren and/or Yemanja. A photograph of the mask worn with complete costume is revealing. The suit, assembled and worn by Amara Kamara, includes a blond wig, lace scarf, and cloth shawl together with a full-length skirt, long stockings, and gloves. Rather than a representation of Mammy Wata, this character may simply depict a Freetown woman, sought by young men through the spirit of Mammy Wata.



In anticipation of the launch of our fashion film/documentary collaboration R.A.P (Rendezvous a Paris) with 3hvndred, we are counting down our favourite videos of 2012 which will culminate on Sunday 13.1.13 with the premiere of R.A.P. Hope you enjoy!

5: NKIRU- A short film

A group of friends go to the beach and disappear under mysterious circumstances. Nkiru marks 37thSTATE’s first foray into filmmaking in Nigeria.