Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Devil's Snare

You may wonder where I come up with this stuff, but it's all around us, you know. I needed a protective symbol, so djinn wouldn't be able to track down my heroine. So off I went into cyberspace to find an appropriate, and interesting talisman.

Clickity click....I remember something cool from The Alchemyst. Clickity click....some neat, but ordinary sounding Celtic stuff... save it for later. Clickity click...that looks interesting - devil's snare; originated in Assyria...I like the Middle Eastern connection. Evil spirits get trapped in the coil...hmm...maybe if I use a verse to make the swirl it would be even more interesting. Clickity click...oh, you're SUPPOSED to use verses...Clickity click...latin! CATALYST IN TRAINING.

So if you haven't already guessed, a version of the devil's snare is important in my book. :)


Elena Solodow said...

Love it.

Old Kitty said...

Ooooooh intriguing!!! I hope the talisman helps your heroine! D'jinns are sneaky!!!

Take care x

Hart Johnson said...

Ack! hopefully this isn't here twice--I hit something before word verification and disappeared... The only place I've seen 'Devil's Snare' is in the Potter books, so i didn't realize there was real stuff! (I should--rowling is a heck of a researcher)--I like your planned use!

Carolyn Abiad said...

Yup! Rowling refers to Devil’s snare (the plant) which is actually the real brugmansia…or so I’ve heard. This devil’s snare is even older, Assyrian, and I first saw it in The Alchemyst series from Michael Scott. He only referred to it briefly there, but you know a writerly mind catches cool stuff like that!

Christopher said...

i think it could also hypnotize me


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