Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Votive offerings and charms

A votive deposit or votive offering is one or more objects displayed or deposited, without the intention of recovery or use, in a sacred place for broadly religious purposes.

  • throwing coins into a well
  • buried
  • cast into water or peat bogs
  • broken objects
  • wine
  • oil
  • incense
  • candles
  • food
  • metal objects
  • flowers

A Charm

  • A spell (paranormal) or incantation
  • any "lucky charm" such as:
  • amulets
  • charm bracelets
  • touch pieces
  • painted pebbles
  • Italian charm bracelet
  • Similar to blessing the infusion of something with holiness, divine will, or one's hopes
plaster casts for wax votives
clay figure - votive offering

metal charms

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