3 Ancient Irish Spells & Charms
Guest post by Vanessa Finaughty
Just for fun and to celebrate the Wizard of Ends virtual book tour, here are five spells/charms I believe are ancient Irish.
1. To attract good luck
You will need:
Light the candle. Tie the string to the trinket and pass it above the flame. While doing this, say three times: “A candle flickers. This trinket I pass. Good energy and fortune come to me. Wealth, knowledge, influence, energy, by good means come to me. Wealth, knowledge, influence, energy, this trinket I pass into power, to attract to me wealth, knowledge, influence, energy – come to me.” Wear the necklace.
The attainment of vast amounts of wealth, knowledge, influence and energy.
2. To ascertain someone’s innocence or guilt in thievery
You will need:
Place two keys across each other in ‘x’ formation in a sieve. Two casters hold the sieve, and the third makes the sign of the cross on the suspected thief’s forehead, loudly saying the suspect’s name three times.
The keys will remain still if the suspect is innocent, but will begin to revolve if he/she is the thief.
3. To always have money
You will need:
A black cock’s feather
A gold coin
Go to where three fairy paths cross, hold the feather and coin, and call out the goddess Áine’s name three times.
I hope you’ve found these spells and charms entertaining, and, if anyone tries one, I’d love to know the results. I don’t necessarily believe these will work, but you never know!
Images courtesy of Pixabay.
All about the Wizard of Ends novella series
Wizard of Ends is a fantasy ebook series filled to the brim with magic, dark creatures and other exciting elements. In Book 1, the wizard Lashlor Leaflin encounters two Guards of Ends attempting to kidnap their queen. He comes to her aid, only to be pulled into a magical adventure that ends in a battle with a powerful sorceress who believes rulership over the Land of Ends to be rightfully hers.
|Releasing October 9, Wizard of Ends Book I will be a permanently free series starter at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks.|
In Book 2, Dark Creature, Lashlor is trapped in the Mountains of Eclador, from which no one has ever returned. If he cannot find a way out, he will be unable to remove the curse on the Queen of Ends. To add to the problem, believing that Lashlor won’t make it back, King Lanaran Dragonsbane tries to undo the curse on his wife despite Lashlor’s warning not to meddle with what he does not understand.
|Get Dark Creature: Wizard of Ends Book 2 on release October 23 for only $0.99. The special is for release day only. After that it's $2.99.|
Wizard of Ends Books 1 and 2 will be published on 9 and 23 October at Smashwords, after which they will soon be available from other retailers like Barnes & Noble and iBooks. Book 1 will be permanently free and, on the day of publication only, Book 2, Dark Creature, will be only 99c, after which it will be $2.99.
About Dark Creature:
Escorted by soldiers of Ends, Lashlor sets out to find an old flame, Rune Arcana, the only person who can help to remove the curse placed on the Queen of Ends. Lashlor believes that Rune currently resides in the Mountains of Eclador – a place from which no one has returned in all of recorded history. She could refuse his request. She could be dead. Lashlor and his companions could meet the same fate.
If they do not brave the mountains, however, Queen Narraki will remain in the form of a rabid creature of darkness… forever.
Forever is a long time, and King Lanaran fears the Wizard of Ends will not return. Ignoring Lashlor’s advice not to meddle with the curse, the king employs other magic users to attempt to undo the dark magic.
How many books this series will total is not yet known, but readers can expect a lot more books in the coming years. The author says the story tends to write itself and, as long as there is an adventure to be had, it will continue be written.
The Wizard of Ends virtual book tour is running from 1 – 31 October, during which readers can find out more about the series, its characters and the author. Expect plenty of giveaways and special offers, extracts, posts about magic in the real world and even a recipe for a fantasy castle cake!
Make sure you don’t miss the discounted price on the day of publication by following the author’s blog to receive a notification in your inbox.
Wizard of Ends GIVEAWAY & DISCOUNT DATES
All coupons below offer a 100% discount.
11 – 13 October
Dragon Kin & other fantasy stories by Vanessa Finaughty
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Sorcery & Subterfuge by Vanessa Finaughty
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18 – 20 October
The Angel’s Voice, Books 1 & 2 by Michelle Louring
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Royal Wizard by Alianne Donnelly
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Legends of Origin, Books 1 – 3 by Vanessa Finaughty
Book 1 is permanently free.
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Smashwords coupon code for Book 3: YC54A
Valid: 24 October
The Accidental Wizard by Simon Ludgate
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Vanessa Finaughty is an author of many genres who now focuses on fantasy and science fiction. She’s published 15 books, of which 6 are fantasy. Vanessa grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and still lives there with her husband of fifteen years, her baby daughter and plenty of furry, four-legged ‘children’.
Vanessa has always been passionate about books, and knew from a young age that she wanted to write them one day. She loves animals, coffee and the smell of wet grass, and hates liars, sweltering weather and long queues. Her interests include reading, photography, the supernatural, mythology, aliens and outer space, ancient history, life’s mysteries and martial arts, of which she has five years’ experience.
Wizard of Ends, Book 1: 9 October 2014
Wizard of Ends, Book 2: Dark Creature: 23 October 2014
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