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SUPERSTITION: ROSEMARY


Description: Rosemary planted by the doorstep will keep witches away. Rosemary in a pillow case will ward off demons and prevent bad dreams;

Origin: Ancient Greek

In ancient Greek times Rosemary was burned as an incense to drive away evil spirits. It was also thought to aid memory, and school students would carry some into an examination. In the Middle Ages rosemary was said to keep nightmares away if put under a pillow, or to attract elves when worn around the neck.
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  • Taken: May 26, 2019
  • Uploaded: May 26, 2019
  • Updated: Aug 13, 2019