Bay Leaves: Witch Magic, Witch Spells & Herbs
Using Bay Leaves in Witches Spells
Bay plants are also known as Baie, Bay Laurel, Bay Tree, Daphne, Greecian
Laurel, Sweet Bay, and Laurier d'Apollon. Bay leaves are used for protection
and to avoid being jinxed or hexed, especially if you are doing a job on someone
No witch would be without bay. It is a sacred plant that has incredible healing
powers and has been used for centuries in witch spells to prevent someone from
being cheated, tricked and harmed by someone with ill intentions.
This herb has been considered to be a magic herbs since ancient times. History
shows us that it was sacred to Apollo, god of healing and it was used in witch
spells during the middle ages to protect people from the plague.
It is sometimes called Daphne because of the ancient Greek story featuring
Apollo. The nymph Daphne was the daughter of the earth, Gaia, and the river,
Peneus. She admired the goddess Diana and like her, enjoyed the woods and
hunting. She refused all suitors and wished to remain unmarried, as Diana did.
Her father supported her in this. Apollo fell in love with her, but she did not
want him. The more he pursued her, the more she ran from him. When he was
about to catch her, she asked her "father" the river for help, and he turned her
into a bay tree. Apollo said that if he could not have her for his love, he would
have at least the leaves of the tree to decorate his harp and wear as a crown.
That's why in ancient times, crowns for military victors were made of bay
leaves. The painting below is a 15th-century rendering of this story.
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and properties of each herb.