Monday, July 4, 2011

My purple watch or witch ball

Witch balls are hollow glass orbs that hang in the windows of homes to ward off evil spirits or negative energy. They have been around in one form or another for more than 600 years. They were used even in medieval times. See my full entry earlier on witch balls for more. While a witch ball seems to be called by its name because of its perceived power with witches, it probably comes from the term "watch ball." This was because the ball was watching and guarding the house. Today they are often called friendship balls too. They make wonderful house warming gifts.

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