if you ever think mythology is boring or serious business or whatever shit
just remember that cerberus, the hell-hound and guard dog of the underworld, comes from the root indo-european word ḱerberos, which evolved into the greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from greek to latin
ḱerberos means “spotted”
hades, lord of the dead, literally fucking named his pet dog spot
Having a bad day, feeling tired, need a boost for the noggin? Well, have you ever thought of adding some of the herbs from your cupboard to food for magickal purposes?
Sage, rosemary, and rose tea are all thought to help with memory and knowledge. Add some to help boost your intelligence flow for the day.
Thyme, lavender, and lemons are thought to be associated with love, if you’re having troubles in a relationship, add a little to your drink or food to help in starting to smooth things over.
Feeling down and depressed? Chocolate, cinnamon, cayenne, and honey have different associations with increasing a positive mood. The caffeine and sugar in chocolate helps to lighten a mood, the natural sugars in honey help to spike our energy and give us a boost, and cinnamon and cayenne are seen as repellents of negativity (so great for keeping creepers away, too).
A little tired? Anything that naturally has caffeine in it is great for this! Natural coffees, green teas, dark chocolate, honey, and fruit all contain natural sugars or caffeine and help to boost our eustress, if even for a short time.
Feeling sick achy? Mint, feverfew, sage, and oranges are all used to help combat feeling sick or sore. Mint and sage help to stop minor swelling of muscles and tissues caused by stress or strain, relieving overworked muscles or a headache. Feverfew is used to help settle an upset stomach, as well as mint tea. Oranges contain high levels of vitamin C, those that are especially sour or excessively sweet contain some of the highest levels among fruit in general.
Using simple plants like this, using scientific or traditional meanings, one can add a little craft to their cooking or meal preparing, allowing them to slip in some quick energies or basic spell work to keep them on the good side of life.
Faery music is the most haunting music ever heard by human ears, sad and sweet, deeply sensual, tranquil one moment, demented the next.
— Good Faeries Bad Faeries, by Brian Froud.
[Artwork by Brian Froud.]
What are house gnomes?
They are a type of fae (or faeries) that are similar to brownies in the way that they can be found in a person’s house but usually gnomes dwell in the forests and are friends and caretakers of the animals. Brownies like to live with people more so than gnomes and like to be unseen and help keep the household clean but when they’re not happy they can cause chaos in the house by making a mess or making things disappear. This usually can be fixed with offerings of cakes, porridge, honey and milk. I am not sure whether or not I am dealing with house gnomes or brownies so I thought I’d write to you about both.
Thank you so much for your extensive response. I appreciate it so much. I finally took the test and I am pregnant and we will be keeping it :) thank you so much again and congratulations.
Aw you’re welcome! It was hard because that was my first time telling someone what actually happened but I’m glad to share if it helps in any way possible. So congratulations then! :) This road definitely has it’s bumps but things will always end up being okay and the amount of love that flows through your heart for a child you choose to keep is indescribable and quite motivating. I hope the best comes to you within your journey!
I came home to the TV turned on when I clearly remember turning it off and my boyfriend’s computer unplugged even though he made sure it was plugged in to charge all day. Yesterday I wondered if the house gnome I saw was still around. I wondered too soon. -__-
stillandalwayswill said: Congratulations! :)
Thank you! :)
artikbendeentelim said: Not using condoms is a choice, not using birth control is not.
I can’t take birth control any more because it made me have horrible side effects including depression and uncontrollable crying. Also, I used to be bulimic so why take pills that I was sure I’d end up purging? That wouldn’t be very effective now would it? Please don’t patronize this girl or myself on my blog and keep your judgments to yourself.