Flower faeries are what most people think of when the faeries are mentioned — those sweet, butterfly-winged creatures primly populating the pages of nursery books. In reality, flower faeries are specks of light involved with the processes of plant growth at the cellular level. Sometimes, however, they manifest themselves in more substantial forms. Even flower faeries have to grow up.
The Vervain Faery is a particularly vibrant example of the flower faery type. Vervain has always been a plant with mystical connotations. Ruled by Venus, the plant was placed on Roman altars, used at weddings, carried by Roman soldiers for protection and by messengers to signal peace. In Christian legendry, vervain was said to grow at the foot of the cross. The Druids used it in their lustral water for divination purposes. In Medieval times, it was worn around the head to ward off headaches, poisonous bites, the plague, and even witches, “hindering witches of their will.” Vervain has always been associated with the healing arts and has been used to treat migraines, insomnia, nervous exhaustion, among other complaints. This true faery plant also has diuretic and hypnotic properties.
The Vervain Faery can be called upon for healing, protection, and her general soothing ways.
— Good Faeries Bad Faeries, by Brian Froud.
[Artwork: The Vervain Faery, by Brian Froud.]
Friends and animal lovers, I recently found a dog on the streets on my way home from class, long story short the owner likely dumped her but she is old and has an anal tumor so instead of her being put down, I am keeping her. Faithful friends wants to work with me to make the surgery more affordable but I still don’t have money to pay for it. I entered Radio 104.5’s ugly Christmas sweater contest in hopes of winning money to pay for the surgery. If you would, please vote for me and share this post. You have to register to vote and can vote once every 24 hours until December 8th. Please vote, I would really appreciate it and I know Holly will too. Thanks everyone!
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That’s the kind of tumor my dog has :-(