The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
Each evening, after dinner but before dark, pound around the
foundations of the house with a hammer to expel evil spirits.
Then draw a line in the ground around the house with a butcher
knife to prevent them from returning.
The informant reports that the woman observed doing this (name
forgotten) was wealthy and a poet, but reviled her neighbors
for contaminating her with their Christianity.
Keyword(s): Apotropaic Ritual
|Subject headings:|| Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration|
BELIEF -- Devil Demon