Lithuanian Charms

 


These charms from Lithuania are completely Pagan and unpublished in French, English, or German, to my knowledge.

 

Casting out evil Spirits

Leave, cursed slug, from man,
Because you have already dirtied him,
Now that you live in him,
You are the cause of great pain.
The sun hates you, the moon hates you,
The stars hate you, the stars hate you,
Man hates you, children hate you,
The whole family hates you, and me, I hate you.

Charm for banishing sickness

Early, I wake,
With bitter dew, I wash,
To the sun, I address myself,
I glorify God.
Sicknesses facing me,
Go in the dry trees,
The deep swamps,
There where no man walks,
There where no animal wades,
There where no bird flies.

Charm banishing fever

In the name of the sun,
In the name of Perkunas, (God of thunder and lightning)
By thunder,
I command you, fever,
I hunt you from men, from animals, from birds, from each living being,
To the green forest, the deep pools, the somber swamps,
There where the sun does shine,
Where no man walks,
Where no animal wades,
Where no bird flies.
If you do not obey me,
I will dry you on the rays of the sun,
I will wear you out with the intensity of the sun,
I will drown you in the bitter dew,
I will feed you bewitched bread.
I order you to leave (name the patient)
To no longer torment him (or her).

 

Charm to stop bleeding

Valiuli Dievuli, stops the blood,
[Valiuli Dievuli is best translated as ‘all - powerful’]
Do not hunt the spirit of the body,
So that it does not leave with the blood,
That it does not leave the body alone.
By the hard stone, by the high oak, Valiuli Dievuli, by the blood,
I order, I contain the blood in the veins.

 

Charm to protect against venomous snakes

It is by fate that our difference is born, rue,
Fate has made us meet, rue,
Be not evil, Rue,
Do not suffer, Rue,
Show proof or your kindness, Rue. (repeat three times)
Show proof of your kindness from (present time)
From this day,
From this sigh.
Show proof or your kindness, Rue,
We thank you, Rue,
With our beautiful words, Rue,
With our beautiful words, Rue.

Note:

The rue is a plant with lots of meaning in Lithuanian mythology. I can explain it best as my informant did when telling me a personal anecdote. While on a bus, she saw an old woman who was having a difficult time getting off the bus. The old woman turned to her and said, "Please help me, rue." So, she helped her, and the old woman said, "thank you, green rue". Hopefully, you will now better understand the tenderness that Lithuanian people hold for this herb.

 

Charm to drive out sicknesses

Early, I wake,
With bitter dew, I wash,
To the sun, I address myself,
I glorify God.
Sicknesses facing me,
Go in the dry trees,
The deep swamps,
There where no man walks,
There where no animal wades,
There where no bird flies.

 

Charm against fever

In the name of the sun,
In the name of Perkunas,
(God of the thunder and lightning, equivalent to Thor)
By thunder,
I you order, fever,
I hunt you from men, from animals, from birds, from each living being,
To the green forest, the deep pools, the shadowy swamps,
There where the sun does not shine,
Where no man walks,
Where no animal wades,
Where no bird flies.
If you do not obey me,
I will dry you on the rays of the sun,
I will wear you out with the intensity of the sun,
I will drown you in the bitter dew,
I will feed you bewitched bread.
I order you to leave (name the invalid)
To no longer torment him.