1. A type of herb that has, or is believed to have, poisonous properties or will keep something away. Often used in combination with the name of what it is said to repel such as henbane or wolfsbane. In some instances, the herb is not poisonous in the sense of it killing or sickening a person, but rather, it may induce visions.
2. In general, something that is considered bad, evil, or destructive.
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jo Graham, author of The Great Wheel, Winter, and the new Seven Goddesses of the Hellenistic World.
Some pagans place a lot of emphasis on working within the spiritual tradition of their ancestors or...