#Flashlore 04

“In Scotland, witches used to raise the wind by dipping a rag in water and beating it thrice on a stone, saying:

‘I knok this rag upone this stane
To raise the wind in the divellis name,
It sall not lye till I please againe.'”

— James Frazer

Painting of a woman with brown hair in a bun, washing a white cloth in a brook.

Quote: Frazer, James (~1890) The Golden Bough. Available HERE.

Image: Bordignon, Noè (1881) Washerwoman.