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Broom: Correspondences
Cytisus scoparius Poison Folk Names: Banal, Basam, Besom, Bisom, Bizzon, Breeam, Broom Tops, Brum, Genista Green Broom, Irish Broom, Irish Tops, Link, Scotch Broom Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Air Deity: Power: Purification, Protection, Wind Spells,...
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The Goddess Epona
Lately, it seems that Epona is coming back into Her own with the growing popularity of the internet. Most people identify with Her through Her connection with horses - She is the protector of them, after all - but most people don't seem to be aware of all Her...
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Bosom friends, bosom serpents, and breast pockets
Old words of similar structure (for example, fathom and besom, from fæþm and besma ~ besema) show that the suffix in bōsm was –m. Double-breasted, not double-bosomed. The root bōs – compares effortlessly with Sanskrit bhās – and yields the sense “to ...
You Can Lead a Witch to Circle, But You Can't Make Them Coven
When I do stand before the gods and vouchsafe their entry, and once they jump that besom, I embrace them on the other side of this hedge as my sister or brother, equals on the path of sovereign witches.
Yorkshire weather: Winter starts to fade in Wharfedale as spring is in the air
Its rich sea of heather was harvested for a number of uses including thatching, bedding and besom (broom) making. The last besom maker, John Lister, was still working at nearby Howgill in the 1930s. Running from north to south, Wharfedale is one of the ...
Between language and folklore: “To hang out the broom”
But on these occasions the broom was always a besom—pronounced bey-som—the old sort made out of heather, the only rough brush [so not a real broom or a broomstick] known in those days, when I was a boy. To put out the beysom was the climax of a ...
Scottish word of the day: Besom
Have you ever had a daughter talk back to you? Or a friend who promised to return your belongings weeks ago, and has yet to do so? Congratulations: you've just encountered a besom.

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