the seven league boots

sophie: *invades howl’s home, cleans everything without his permission, is mean to him, bullies his friends, steals his seven-league-boots, does always the exact opposite of what he says*

howl:

sophie: *messes up his hair products*

howl:

Season 4 Fics Masterlist ( 2 )

Alive by pidgy_writes (1/1 | 2,834 | Teen And Up)

After the battle for Naxzela - back aboard the Castle of Lions - Keith has slipped into his quarters unnoticed, determined to clear his head before facing their new situation with Lotor. Still shaken up by his own recent decisions, Lance’s arrival at his door forces them both to face their own difficult feelings…

//death mention //injury mention

LDR by seven league boots (1/1 | 5,164 | Mature)

Lance and Keith navigate the difficulties of a long-distance relationship. Kolivan ends up learning what makes them tick.

it was in every word somehow (and i was in return so allowed) by vivahate (1/1 | 1,698 | General)

His mind is still reeling from the recent events, and his body is still reacting to the shock of it all, to the sheer relief of having Keith back with them, safe and sound. Lance swallows hard, because it’s too hard to think of - everything he could’ve lost not so long ago, and he closes his eyes as he carefully turns to press a kiss into Keith’s hair.

The small hitch of breath he’s greeted with makes his resolve all the bolder. He is never letting this boy go ever again.

Born With Fire and Gold in our Eyes by Luddleston (1/1 | 2,574 | General)

Predictably, the first thing Lance does when Keith steps onto the Castle of Lions with the rest of the Blades, is yell at him.

meaningful by modern_mage (1/1 | 1,614 | General)

Lance learns from Matt that Keith nearly sacrificed himself to save everyone… Lance reacts as one might expect.

when you’re with me by ShatterinSeconds (1/1 | 1,006 | Teen And Up)

“Lance, I think I want to go with the Blade.”

Bigger Than The Individual by we_are_the_crystal_gays (1/1 | 1,043 | Teen And Up)

Lance finds out what almost happened before Lotor showed up. To put it simply, he isn’t happy.

- Karri

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Book aesthetics –> Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

In the land of Ingary where such things as seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, it is quite a misfortune to be born the eldest of the three. Everyone knows you are the one who will fail first, and worst, if the three of you set out to seek your fortunes.

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Howl’s Moving Castle as live action movie

In the land of Ingary, where such things as seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, it is quite a misfortune to be born the eldest of three. Everyone knows you are the one who will fail first, and worst, if the three of you set out to seek your fortunes.
Sophie Hatter was the eldest of three sisters.

Harry Lloyd as Wizard Howl  //   Maggie Smith as Sophie Hatter

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“In the spring of 1915, some months after Russia’s declaration of war against Turkey, a band of twelfth-century Crusaders, covered from head to foot in rusty chain armour and carrying shields and broad-swords came riding on horseback down the main avenue of Tiflis [Tbilisi]. People’s eyes almost popped out of their heads. Obviously this was no cinema company going on location. These were Crusaders – or their ghosts.“

The incredible troop clanked up to the governor’s palace. ‘Where’s the war?’ They asked. ‘We hear there’s a war’.

They had heard in April 1915 that there was a war. It had been declared in September 1914. The news took seven months to reach the last of the Crusaders.

The warriors were Khevsurs from the historical Khevsureti region (Georgian: ხევსურეთი) of north east Georgia. Legend tells that they are descended from Crusaders who left France 800 years ago and became detached from the main army, marched through Turkey and Armenia and settled in the Greater Caucasus mountains in Georgia.

Though the legend is not supported by some historians it is curious that Khevsur chain armor is in the french style and the letters A.M.D. – Ave Mater Dei, the motto of the Crusaders – is carved on their shields, and Crusader crosses adorn the handles of their broadswords and are embroidered on their garments.

The pure European origin of Khevsurs is not supported by most modern scholars. However, Crusaders are mentioned in several manuscripts of the time as participants of several battles against the Muslims in Georgia (100 “Frankish” Crusaders participated in King David’s army in the Battle of Didgori), and some did pass through Georgia after the fall of the Holy Land.

The origin of the Khevsurs remains one of the most curious legends of the Caucasus and it is perhaps more romantic to believe that the warriors who rode in full armor down the main avenue in Tbilisi in 1915 really were the ‘last of the crusaders’.”

From Richard Halliburton’s “Seven League Boots”, 1935

Legendary Objects

Weapons

Swords

  • Fragarach - forged by the gods, wielded by Manannán mac Lir and Lugh Lamfada.  No armour could stop it, and it would grant its wielder command over the powers of wind.
  • Excalibur -  the sword which Merlin received from the Lady of the Lake.
  • Tyrfing - said to be the sword of Odin, however, Svafrlami was the first owner of the cursed sword.
  • Joyeuse - the sword of Charlemagne. 
  • Tizona - the sword of El Cid, it frightens any unworthy opponents.

Polearms

  • Ascalon - the spear that St George used to kill the dragon.
  • Gáe Buide and Gáe Derg - spears used by Diarmuid Ua Duibhne and they could inflict wounds that none can recover from.
  • Lance of Olyndicus - used by the celtiberians’ war chief who fought against Rome. According to Florus, he wielded a silver lance that was sent to him by the gods from the sky.
  • Spear of Destiny - the spear said to have pierced Jesus at the crucifixion.

Bows

  • Apollo’s Bow - could cause health or cause famine and death in sleep.
  • Artemis’ Bow - crafted by moonlight and silver wood or made of gold. 
  • Cupid’s Bow - which, along with dove- and owl-fletched arrows, could cause one to love or hate the person he/she first saw after being struck.
  • Ichaival - a bow possessed by Odin. Another source said it was came from Ydalir, the home of the god Ullr. It possessed the power of each pull of just 1 arrow, it will release 10 arrows.

Clothing

  • Aphrodite’s Magic Girdle - a magic material that made whoever you desired fall in love with you. 
  • The Falcon Cloak - owned by Freyja, it allows the wielder to turn into a falcon and fly.
  • The Hide of Leviathan - was supposedly able to be turned into everlasting clothing or impenetrable suits of armour.
  • The Hide of the Nemean Lion - which Heracles earned overcoming the Nemean lion, was supposedly able to endure every weapon and was unbreakable.
  • Seven-league Boots -  allowed the wearer to travel seven leagues each step.
  • Tarnkappe - Sigurd’s magical cloak which makes the wearer invisible.

Jewellery

Necklaces

  • Necklace of Harmonia - allowed any woman wearing it to remain eternally young and beautiful, but also brought great misfortune to all of its wearers or owners.
  • Necklace of The Lady of the Lake - It was enchanted so that its wearer would be unfathomably loved. Its true name is unknown.

Rings

  • Andvarinaut - a magical ring capable of producing gold, first owned by Andvari.
  • Draupnir - a golden arm ring possessed by Odin. The ring was a source of endless wealth. 
  • Ring of Dispel - a ring which can dispel any enchantment.
  • Ring of Gyges - a mythical magical artifact that granted its owner the power to become invisible at will.
  • Seal of Solomon - a magical brass or steel ring that could imprison demons.

Relics

  • Baetylus - a sacred stone which was supposedly endowed with life.
  • Cintamani Stone - a stone believed to have fallen from the skies during the reign of king Lha Tototi Nyentsen in a chest with four other objects.
  • Pandora’s Box - the sealed box that contained all the evils of mankind.
  • Sessho-seki - a stone that kills anyone who comes into contact with it.
  • Stone of Giramphiel - Sir Gawain wins from the knight Fimbeus and it offers him protection against the fiery breath of dragons and the magic of the sorcerer Laamorz.
  • Holy Grail - the cup or platter used by Christ at the Last Supper, and in which Joseph of Arimathea received Christ’s blood at the Cross. Quests for it undertaken by medieval knights are described in versions of the Arthurian legends written from the early 13th century onward.

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Howl’s Moving Castle Aesthetic

In the land of Ingary where such things as seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, it is quite a misfortune to be born the eldest of the three. Everyone knows you are the one who will fail first, and worst, if the three of you set out to seek your fortunes.

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→ AU: Henry VIII’ Six Wives as fairy tales characters REDONE


Jane Seymour as the Sleeping Beauty

  The king forbids spinning on spinning-wheels or spindles, or the possession of one, throughout the kingdom, upon pain of death. When the princess is fifteen or sixteen and her parents are away on pleasure bent, she wanders through the palace rooms going up and down and then chances upon an old woman who is spinning with her distaff in the garret of a tower and had not heard of the king’s decree against spinning wheels. The princess asks to try the unfamiliar task and the inevitable happens: the curse is fulfilled. The old woman cries for help and attempts are made to revive her, but to no avail. The king attributes this to fate and has the princess carried to the finest room in the palace and placed upon a bed of gold-and-silver-embroidered fabric. The good fairy who altered the evil prophecy is summoned by a dwarf wearing seven-league boots and returns in a chariot of fire drawn by dragons. Having great powers of foresight, the good fairy sees that the princess will be distressed to find herself alone and so puts everyone in the castle to sleep. The king and queen kiss their daughter goodbye and depart, proclaiming the entrance to be forbidden. The good fairy’s magic also summons a forest of trees, brambles and thorns that spring up around the castle, shielding it from the outside world and preventing anyone from disturbing the princess..

“In the land of Ingary where such things as seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, it is quite a misfortune to be born the eldest of the three. Everyone knows you are the one who will fail first, and worst, if the three of you set out to seek your fortunes.”

I was feeling nostalgic about this book and wanted to draw some quick fanart of it :’)

shatteringangels  asked:

I'm working on the draft of my book and I'm having a really hard time coming up with the first sentence. Do you guys have any tips for making a first sentence that'll get people hooked? Thanks in advance!

The first thing to do is to ask yourself what it is that you find interesting–what kinds of openings draw you in?
That’s the best place to start because you can’t please everyone, so you might as well start with the easiest audience.

I agree with pretty much everything in this article–if you want something that will be worded way better than what I’m going to say.

I think so often we as writers fall victim to trying to hook a reader in too much, if that makes sense.
We think we need to have MCs found in the heat of battle, or in the middle of a dire confrontation, or having just suffered a great loss.
While those are all hooks that are fine and dandy, we also have to remember that just because our stories don’t start out the same way, it doesn’t mean our hooks are boring.

I’m going to use a couple of examples:

…Every syllable of my message came through.

Sometimes we had to crawl, had to run, had to lie partly submerged in a swamp or in a lagoon, or in the dead heat, pinned under fire. But there was no problem. We transmitted our messages under any and all conditions[…]

This is the opening of The Navajo Code Talkers by Doris A. Paul.
While is does open with war, in a way, it isn’t the central focus. Rather, the focus is on what they were doing there. And you want to know why.

Take the opening of Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones:
In the land of Ingary where such things as seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, it is quite a misfortune to be born the eldest of the three.

Though comparatively tame to other hooks, it certainly wastes no time in drawing you in. It raises the question of “what are seven-league boots,” “what kind of place is Ingary,” and–above all things–“why is being the eldest such a great misfortune?”

One thing to note is what Paula says at the end of that article I mentioned: There’s no one way to write a great hook, but if you remember that the hook is a promise of things to come, you won’t go wrong.

Hope that helped!

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To watch me gold leaf and paint the design on the book click here to be taken to my youtube channel and the video :)

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2rhowC8jck

This is a refurbished book of Howl’s Moving Castle written by Diana Wynne Jones. The story behind this was that my cousin knew I loved the film of Howl’s Moving Castle and his school library was getting rid of the book and selling them for little to no money and so this book was 20p. The version I have was the mass market UK edition and was published in 1992, which is the year I was born. Because of this I was slightly attached to it after reading it.

It was in very bad condition and falling apart so I decided to refurbish it from a paperback to a hardcover. It’s covered in a red wine coloured faux leather and has 24K gold leaf for the titles and an image of Calcifer on the front which is also gold leaf.

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October - Howl’s Moving Castle


It’s October! It’s time to get into the Halloween spirit with a story full of magic, curses, witches and wizards, portals, seven league boots, and all the good stuff.

I’m usually opposed to a love stories; tired of reading the same romantic plots of girls drooling over the broody guy an giving up everything about themselves or getting themselves into danger just so they can be saved by their ‘prince’. Howl’s Moving Castle is exactly the opposite. It’s a story that twists fairy tales and mixes it with the perfect amount of humour and mystery to keep you intrigued until the last page.

I do have to admit, trying ot get past the first chapter or two can be difficult and often turns readers away, but if you can get past that you’ll find yourself falling in love with a story full of action, adventure, and twists you’ll never see coming!


       Memorable Quote: ‘“Go to bed, you fool,” Calcifer said sleepily. “You’re drunk.”
“Who, me?” said Howl. “I assure you, my friends, I am cone sold stober.”


If you have any books you would suggest for me to read and review, please don’t hesitate to message me.

Happy reading, friends.

AJ.

Yes but how about an IwaOi Howl’s Moving Castle au????

Literally Oikawa could be Sophie or Howl and the au would be perfect either way:

Oikawa as Sophie

  • Oikawa has self doubt issues 
  • Despite everyone around him seeing his value he cant see it himself
  • Kageyama as Lettie (Martha)??? or even as Lily Angorian I’d die
  • Imagine Oikawa in the seven-league boot scene I’d actually die of laughter
  • Oikawa clearly values how people perceive him (possibly to an unhealthy degree?) so It would be interesting to see him in Sophie’s role being stripped of the physical appearance and facade he hides behind
  • The fact that he put the curse on himself!!!!
  • The power of his words thing would be fantastic (e.g. how his refusing to train w Kageyama has affected his confidence, how he knows what to say/do to get his desired response, how this trait may sometimes backfire a la Sophie’s curse)
  • Oikawa’s described as the cog that makes everything fit and work together so maybe he’s a watchmaker rather than a hatter
  • Perhaps Hinata and Natsu as Lettie and Martha!
  • Jealous Oikawa is very canon
  • Self-deprecating Oikawa is also very canon
  • Oikawa and a flower shop!
  • Oikawa trying to sweet talk Calcifer oh my gosh
  • Oikawa and Iwaizumi bring out the best in each other–like Sophie and Howl

Iwaizumi as Howl

  • Iwaizumi as mister mysterious powerful wizard heartbreaker a yes please
  • Iwaizumi is number 1 heart eater maybe all the girls are openly after Oikawa but Iwa-chan was totally everyone’s first crush
  • Iwaizumi is nowhere near as flamboyant as Howl but I bet despite his serious exterior he’s a total slacker (i hc that he only works hard because he feels guilty about how much Oikawa works & he wants to do better)
  • Iwaizumi is totally the type to only confess his feelings after being all sneaky and doing recon to make sure the feelings are mutual so things aren’t awkward 100% a Howl Pendragon move
  • Idk Iwaizumi being Welsh is something I enjoy??
  • How badass would Iwaizumi look doing magic him as Howl is tots about the aesthetic
  • I hc Iwaizumi as having a p lonely childhood hence his friendship with the exuberant Oikawa so this also fits
  • Oikawa and Iwaizumi bring out the best in each other–like Sophie and Howl

or

Oikawa as Howl

  • Well there’s the vanity issue which is self explanatory
  • Then there’s the “heart eater” thing also self explanatory
  • Howl continually dodges his responsibilities whereas canon Oikawa overworks himself: seeing this role reversal would be interesting
  • Imagine Oikawa asking Kuroo (real Lettie) about Iwaizumi (Sophie)
  • Imagine Iwaizumi being jealous of Kuroo and later hmmm Sugawara (Lily Angorian) but not fully realising why
  • The end scene!!! Where the two of them just tune out from the people around them and it’s so cute!
  • Oikawa’s hair being black like Iwa-chan’s sign me tf upppp
  • Oikawa and his theatrics need I go on
  • I mean we all know Oikawa and his love of aliens; is him being Welsh and a wizard too much of a stretch???
  • Oikawa and Iwaizumi bring out the best in each other–like Sophie and Howl

Iwaizumi as Sophie

  • Iwaizumi feeling like the least-loved & least-talented of the family hurts my heart
  • Iwaizumi and his way with words; his blunt sincerity makes him perf for the role
  • Iwaizumi is a total mother hen a la Sophie Hatter
  • Iwaizumi caring and loving his brothers Kuroo (Martha or Yamaguchi as Martha oh how sweet) and Akaashi (Lettie) to death
  • Imagine him being alone stitching and speaking magic into the seams
  • Iwaizumi and a flower shop
  • He would totally interact with Calcifer and… every other character in the exact same way as Sophie my sweet son
  • My child being jealous of Angorian!!!! 
  • THE END SCENE
  • THE EEEEEND SCEEEEEEEEEENEEEEEEE
  • Also have I mentioned how Oikawa and Iwaizumi bring out the best in each other–y’know like Sophie and Howl do??

Just imagine the two of them in the HMC universe being idiots in love I can die happy now *begins writing immediately* _〆(゚▽゚*)

Numbers - Curses, Superstitions, & the Paranormal

11:11

Numerologists believe that events linked to the time 11:11 appear more often than can be explained by chance or coincidence. The belief that the time 11:11 has mystical powers has been adopted by believers in New Age philosophies.

Some authors claim that seeing 11:11 on a clock is an auspicious sign, such as being able to make a wish that would come true. 

Others claim that 11:11 signals a spirit presence. Lots of electricians and spirit guides think that at the moment when we see on a clock number 11:11, the door opens to the astral dimensions

The number 11 has a spiritual vibe. Many people claim to have a very distinct feeling about 11:11, and there is some possible significance to it. This is because the symbol of 11:11 was pre-encoded into mankind’s memories long ago, but through time, new generations had begun to forget its true meaning; and now the precise explanation has been (possibly) lost forever.

People who keep seeing 11:11 (such as on clocks, signs with numbers, etc) are being given a message from the other worldly:

  • Invitation to awaken the spiritual sate.
  • Positive forces are on your side.
  • Divine openings.

Curse of the Ninth

The curse of the ninth is a superstition connected with the history of classical music. It is believed that a “ninth symphony” will be the composer’s last - they will be fated to die after writing it, or completing a “tenth”. 

Famous examples of this curse are the composers to died after completing the Ninth Symphony (or have been credited with writing only nine symphonies): Beethoven, SchubertDvořák, Spohr, Bruckner, Mahler, and Vaughan Williams

According to Arnold Schoenberg,  this superstition began with Mahler, who, after writing his Eighth Symphony, wrote Das Lied von der Erde, which, while structurally a symphony, was able to be ’disguised’ as a song cycle, each movement being a setting of a poem for soloist and orchestra. Then he wrote his Ninth Symphony and thought he had beaten the curse, but died with his Tenth Symphony incomplete.

It seems that the Ninth is a limit. He who wants to go beyond it must pass away. It seems as if something might be imparted to us in the Tenth which we ought not yet to know, for which we are not ready. Those who have written a Ninth stood too close to the hereafter.”

- Schoenberg, on an essay about Mahler.

The Number 13

There are many beliefs and superstitions as to why the number 13 is considered unlucky and ominous.

  • There were 13 people at the last supper - Judas Iscariot, the man who betrayed Jesus, is said to have been the 13th man to take place at his table.
  • Loki, the 13th Norse god - Loki is the god of mischief in old Norse legends, and he is the main follow up to Ragnarok (the death of the gods, slew of natural disaster, and all life on earth eradicated apart from two survivors).
  • In tradition, there are 13 steps leading up to the gallows - There is also a legend that a hangman’s noose traditionally contained 13 turns.
  • Coven (a group of witches) - It was once believed that a coven contained exactly 13 members.
  • If you have 13 letters in your name, then you have the devil’s luck - Charles Manson, Jack the Ripper, Jeffrey Dahmer, Theodore Bundy and Albert De Salvo all contain 13 letters.
  • Friday the 13th - It is believed to be the most unlucky day in Western superstition, since Medieval times.

27 Club

The 27 Club is a group of popular musicians who all died at the age of 27, often as a result of drug and alcohol abuse, or violent means such as homicide or suicide. The number of musicians who have died at this age and the circumstances of many of those deaths have given rise to the idea that premature deaths at this age are unusually common.

Musicians who have died at this age include Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse; apart from these 6 world famous musicians, there are 42 other notable, but less known musicians who died at the age of 27.

An unnamed woman who refused to disclose her identity claimed that all of these musicians were involved in Satanism, that they all signed a contract with the Devil in order to gain fame, wealth and skills. She also claimed that she was the high priestess and she herself is familiar with these types of activities. 

The number of musicians who passed away at 27 is truly remarkable by any standard. Humans die regularly at all ages, [but] there is a statistical spike for musicians who die at 27.”

Seventh son of a seventh son

The seventh son of a seventh son is a concept in folklore regarding special powers given to, or held by, such a son. The seventh son must come from an unbroken line with no female children born between, and be, in turn, born to such a seventh son.

The number seven has a long history or mystical and religious associations: seven deadly sins, seven sleepers, seven-league boots, seven ages of man, seven days of creation, seven hills of Rome, seven lucky gods of Japanese mythology, Seven Sages, seven sisters, seven stars, seven wonders of the world, etc.

In some beliefs, the special powers are inborn, inherited simply by virtue of his birth order; in others the powers are granted to him by God or gods because of his birth order.

  • In Ireland, the son is gifted to be a healer.
  • In the United Kingdom, the son will become a werewolf.
  • In Scotland, it is believed that the son will have the gift of prophecy.
  • In Romania, the son is fated to become a vampire.
  • In France, the son has the power to cure a king’s evil.

On french fairytales

All countries have their own fairytales, and France is no exception (thanks to our dear Charles Perrault for gathering these stories and writing them down.) You probably already know some of our tales, like the Beauty and the Beast, but we also have other… obscure stories to tell. So yeah, here they are!

WARNING: THESE TALES AREN’T EXACTLY KID-FRIENDLY IF YOU CATCH MY DRIFT. I WON’T BE TOO DESCRIPTIVE, BUT IF MENTIONS OF MURDER, INCEST OR BESTIALITY SQUICK YOU, DON’T GO ANY FURTHER.

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anonymous asked:

Hi, I want to first off thank you for taking the time to read my question. I'm writing a story revolving around objects (everyday and extraordinary) and was wondering if you have any references or lists on cursed and/or famous objects throughout history and fiction? Thank you again! You're awesome!

Well, I didn’t have a resource/information list before, but I do now! Important and cursed objects are awesome and can get super creepy, so this will be fun. Let’s start. (I’ll include some other stuff that I think might help as well, if you’re thinking of creating your own objects).

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Top 10 Creepy Cursed Objects
[Link includes information on: Maori Warrior Masks | Koh-i-Noor Diamond |Terra Cotta Army | Crying Boy Painting | Delhi Purple Sapphire | Hope Diamond | Uluru Rocks | Black Orlov | Blarney Stone Rocks | Iceman]

Cursed Antiques and Haunted Objects
[Background of this page is a little much to deal with, so I’ve picked out some of the more interesting objects included in their list]

  • The Woman of Lemb — This strange little artifact has done so much damage that it is commonly referred to as the ‘Goddess of Death,’ and remains under glass in a private section of a Scottish museum. Discovered in 1878 in Eastern Europe, in the village of Lemb, Cyprus, it has been dated to about 3500 B.C. and is believed to represent a goddess of that time by noted historians, but its exact placement in the pantheon of gods and goddesses remains a mystery. The statue is carved from pure limestone, and appears to have been done in a manner similar to fertility idols of the ancients…
  • Cloth Poppet — …were made by witches and other soothsayers of long ago to act as a fetish of a person. It was mostly used for malaise, but on occasion, some were used for healing. I bought this at an estate sale in New Hampshire, as is dated approximately from c. 1850 – 1900. The inside is made of herbs, defiantly lace, ivy and rose petals, as well as unprocessed cotton. We think it was used primarily as a love fetish for a loved one. Green signifies health issues, and the white buttons may mean to clear something. The linen cloth is cheaply made, and has been estimated as coming from either a laundry bag or a linen protector, so this would signify that the maker was poor, possibly a servant…
  • Crusader Rings 
  • Scarab Icons

10 Most Haunted Objects Of All Time
[Link includes information on: The Dibbuk Box, the contains an ancient, malevolent spirit | Annabelle, the doll possessed by a lying demon | The “eBay Haunted Painting” -causes sickness, screaming and fear | The Myrtles Plantation Mirror | Haunted Wedding Dress | Chairs that push people out of them and make people feel sick | Haunted doll (Robert) curses those who take his picture without permission | The Women from Lemb | “The Anguished Man” | The cursed ‘Chair of Death”]

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Top 10 Most Important Historical Finds

10 Most Amazing Ancient Objects of Mystery in History

101 Objects that Made America: America in the World
Pulled from the Smithsonian collections, these items range millennia, from pre-historic dinosaurs to the very first supercomputer

6 Famous Things From History That Didn’t Actually Exist

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10 Coolest Magical Items from Fiction
[Link includes information on: Truth Chain from Fablehaven Series | Hand of Midas from Alibaba and forty Thieves | Flying Carpet from One Thousand and One Nights | Eye and Hand of Vecna from Dungeons and Dragons Universe | Elder Wand from Harry Potter Series | Summoning Horn from Bartimeaus Trilogy | Magic Lamp from Aladdin | The Dagger of Time from Prince of Persia Franchise | One Ring from The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings]

The Coolest Fictional Objects You Most Want to Own

10 Amazing Mythological Objects
[Link includes information on: The Cintamani Stone | The Seven-League Boots | The Ring of Gyges | The Hand of Glory | Skatert Samobranka | The Book of Thoth | Helmet of Invisibility | The Spear of Destiny | The Argo | Dragon’s Teeth]

Some Wiki mega-lists:

Fictional Dolls & Dummies
Fictional Jewels
Mythological Objects
Time Viewing Devices
Fictional Weapons

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Gemstone meanings and properties 

Herb properties & uses

Magical Properties of Metal

Ideas on objects that could have significance

  • Everyday Objects: baskets, books, boxes, broaches, cups, furniture, pottery, rings (general jewelry), taxidermy, writing utensils
  • Oddities: animal bones, animal horns or antlers, animal skulls, antique books or documents, antique jewelry box, creepy dolls, haunted antique medical equipment, human bones, human skulls, preserved specimens
  • Large-Scale Objects and Locations: abandoned tunnels (with super secret corridors), areas that are located on intersecting ley lines, cursed bridges, cursed hotels, haunted & abandoned prisons/hospitals/institutions
  • Historic & Ancient Objects and Locations: ancient figurines, ancient pottery, art pieces (paintings, sculptures etc), crowns, executional artifacts & locations, giant ancient stone sites like Stonehenge or Easter Island, Indigenous Peoples’ cities/sites/homes, Indigenous Peoples’ weaponry, jewelry, swords or daggers

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I hope something in here helped! Happy writing! Xx