Alright, just to begin, I'm not sure I posted this in the correct section, so if I didn't, I'd appreciate to know where it should be posted.
Alright then. Recently I heard about this stone that medieval witches would use to cast spells, but I have no idea what it was called, so that's why I'm posting this.
I heard that it was used in black magick when witches would cast spells, and it was designed to amplify their intent, or something like that, when they would repeat it over and over. However, I was only able to read a small paragraph on the item, so I'll try my best to describe it.
This is all I really know:
The tools were man-made stones with equidistant holes in them, usually in multiples of three. And a cord or pebble would be passed through the holes in patterns of three while the witches cast their spells.
So yeah, if anybody knows what this is called, please let me know. Thanks!
P.S. I'm not getting involved in black magick, for anybody who may think that. I'm just looking to expand my knowledge.
I have no clue what that is called maybe a chant stone or incantation stone are possible name or incantars stone would be a good name for it if your source was a nonfiction source it should have named it not saying its a fictional source I just never heard of this kind of thing if a name can be found for it that is better than my guesses then that would be its real name
Re: What is this tool? By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 3 Jun 17, 2017
Theere is a stone known as a " hag stone ", " holy stone ", or " Odin stone " which appears throughout European and particuarly British folklore. This is a stone with a naturally occurring holeor holes in it which is generally found near water. Since running water was known to block magic, such stones were often worn or hung within a home to protect the people there from witchcraft.
I have only found one place that mentions a three-holed stone being used to cast spells and that site is not one I would put much faith in as it is the webpage for a pub. They eqate these loosely with hag stones etc, but without further evidence I would not put much faith in what they are saying.
It is of course possible, but since no one but this one site seems to know anything about these stones I suspect this part of the legend may hav e been made up for extra publicity for the pub.