In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Tattooed crosses, icons and parts of the Sacred Land are all talismans and amulets which are treasured with respect.
- The shop Goya on Calle Jimenez sells toad talismans, owl feathers, stone amulets, candles, gems, and soaps.
- Poppies and fruit are indeterminate symbols with a practical purpose, mysterious talismans with the power to ward off subsequent suffering.
- The psychological aspects of healing through the use of rituals, prayers, charms and talismans represent another aspect of traditional herbal shamanism.
- A section on healing focused on charms, talismans and rituals of herbal medicine.
- The door was shut and sealed with charms and talismans to keep away evil spirits or in this case, those who might want to steal the elemental gem inside.
- The book is a magical talisman, and it remains to be seen whether the luck it brings is good or bad.
- And there was to end of talismans, charms and spells that could be purchased from the local wise woman or apothecary.
- I wouldn't say that I performed any rituals, per se, but I was on the lookout for talismans, good luck charms - I was big on minerals, and took to wearing jewelry.
- While on his quest for the 12 talismans, Jackie discovers that each one has unique mystical powers, which are bestowed upon its holder.
- The Danes have left Wessex, and have set up in Lundenwic, and have sworn on their most sacred talismans to leave us.
- Everything from pentacles and talismans to cloaks and incense can be found here at very reasonable prices!
- Dressed in purple robes, he cast a spell invoking the elements of earth, air, water and fire and threw a talisman into the murky loch.
- Members of the Banu Sa'd al-Din, a prominent Sufi family in Damascus, made talismans and charms which could reportedly heal the sick and cure the insane.
- Lucky charms, amulets, and talismans have been found in virtually all civilizations throughout recorded history.
- Making a face, Ethan dug into his jacket pockets, producing an astounding array of charms, talismans, herbs, and potions in corked test-tubes.
- To defend themselves, people turned to the usual battery of magical charms and talismans.
- He appeared before Portsmouth Magistrates yesterday dressed in a green robe, blue cloak and with talismans around his neck.
- Songstones were placed along the borders of the villages of the songweavers, and their strange powers made them effective talismans for warding off danger.
- Animal figures are talismans that endow the wearer with the animal's power and prowess.
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