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Latin Incantations

Below is a list of some nice Latin incantations that I have compiled, which I would very much love to share with you all. Of course, I am no expert in Latin, but these are as close to perfect as I myself could get them, using Google Translate and a Latin dictionary to tighten the sentences up (Google Translate is baaad with Latin). Please, Latin experts of tumblr, feel free to correct me if need be!
I kept each incantation short and to the point, for ease of memory and tongue, and have included phonetic pronunciations and also spells they would go best with. (Please note that where I have added apostrophes after the r’s in the pronunciations, are where you are required to roll your r’s with your tongue).

I create as I speak/I create what i say:
Ego creo quad ego loquar.
(Pron. Ehgo kr'ayo kwod ehgo lokwor’)
- Manifestation spells.

I control time:
Moderari tempore sum.
(Pron. Moder’ar’ee tempor’ay soom)
- Time spells.

It is done:
Factum est.
(Pron. Factoom est)
- At the closing of a spell.

Love come/s to me:
Amor venit ad me.
(Pron. Amoor’ veneet admee)
- Love spells.

I dream the truth/I have dreams of truth:
Somnia verita sum.
(Pron. Somneeah ver’eeta soom)
- Prophetic dream spells.

I am protected:
Munita sum.
(Pron. Mooneeta soom)
- Protection spells.


The Rarámuri are an original people of America ethnic group located in the state of Chihuahua, México. They are used to run long distances in a difficult geography, what makes them great runners. Here, several rarámuri women and men run a half-marathon in sandals or bare feet, as they are used to run across the Sierra Tarahumara, their traditional home.

Chihuahua, México





quem praestare potest mulier galeata pudorem, quae fugit a sexu? vires amat. haec tamen ipsa vir nollet fieri; nam quantula nostra voluptas!

“What modesty can be shown by a woman wearing a helmet, who flees from her own sex? She loves violence. However, she wouldn’t want to become a man; for how little is man’s pleasure in comparison to woman’s.”

Juvenal (c.55 - 127 AD) Satire 6.252-254

fun latin word of the day

distorqueo (2) (dihs-tore-quay-oh) – to twist, distort; to curl (lips); to roll (eyes)

let’s talk about ancient attitude and sass, guys. i’ve been reading way too much fanfic and i gotta say, this verb is the way to go for ancient ‘tude. you wanna describe how cleopatra responds to a dumb idea of antony’s? you wanna imagine lesbia reacting to catullus on one of their bad nights? this is the verb for you: 

this lady is so done with her hubby’s shit

this guy? about to call everyone out for being pettier than he is

this sphinx? she boutta fuck shit up for eeeeveryone in thebes and she’s looking sassy af while doing it.

go forth and slay, my friends.