July for Loki: Third Pair

Loki’s magic

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Dagaz to Dagaz Days

 

For the number of days the rune Dagaz manifested itself coming to my sight and life in the many various forms. The last one was a double acorn cup which fell to the car and landed right next to me. I took the picture of the fallen piece, it looked just like Dagaz.
The symbolic of acorn:
The acorn symbolizes strength, and power, perseverance and hard work. Acorn, just as the oak is sacred, and is connected to deities of thunder and lightning, like Thor, and deities who interact with mortals. Druids believed that when mistletoe grew in an oak tree it was magical and sacred.

 

Wishbones

For sometime I collected the wishbones. I cleaned them, dried them, and sanded them smooth. The old shot glass and a few wishbones got painted gold. I don’t use the wishbones for an oracle or making the wishes, but it is believed wishbones may grant them.

Etruscan and Roman oracles used to dry the bird’s collarbone in the sun. They did not to break it, they stroked the wishbone while making a wish. To touch the sun dried wishbone at any time one wants to make a wish is still common in Italy. Breaking the dried collarbone of a chicken was a British tradition. Pilgrims in the New World adapted the custom and used the turkey. Two people grasped each one end of a wishbone and made a silent wish as they pulled on the bone until it broke. The person who got the larger piece would get their wish, the lucky break.

Nine wishbones, one for each World, formed a circle-arch inside of the jar filled with rose petals and a few other objects, a collection made to honor Hel.