Thursday, September 26, 2013

St. Anastasia, Patroness of Weavers, Protectress from Poisons

Continuing to put my nine herbs from the Anglo-Saxon nine herbs charm into the apothecary cabinet, I've added chamomile to the top right, then underneath I've added nettles and crab apple. Flanking the apothecary cabinet are angel trumpets and foxglove, both noted for their poisonous properties. In the air are golden weaver birds because St. Anastasia is the patroness of weaver. She was also a noted exorcist, so her apothecary cabinet says "Satana Ipse Venina Bibas" or "Satan, take the poison yourself."

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