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Apotropes ward off evil 0

Apotropes ward off evil

An Apotrope is an object that can “ward off evil“.  Common apotropes include amulets and talismans.  Apotropes are most commonly associated with vampires – for example garlic, holy water, and a cross are common ones that are said to ward off vampires. ...

Holy Water vs. werewolves 29

Holy Water vs. werewolves

Holy water is a common symbol often used in novels and movies to ward off both vampires and werewolves. The truth however is that holy water is not effective on werewolves. If you think about the fact that lycanthropy can actually be...