- Cats: Artemis, Bastet, Freya, Hecate, Lilith
- Big Cats (Tigers, Lions, Leopards, ETC.): Dionysus, Durga, Hathor,
Artemis, Hecate, Ogun, Saint Roch
- Horses: Anat, Demeter, Epona, Poseidon, Rhiannon, Rla-mgrin (Hayagriva)
- Toads: Agwe, Heket
- Snakes: Athena, Ezili Freda Dahomey, Lilith, Mami Waters, Simbi,
Brigid, Hathor, Hermes, Isis, Lakshmi, Maeve, Shiva
- Fish: Atargatis, La Baleine, La Sirene, Yemaya
- Pigs: Demeter, Seth
- Animals in General: Aphrodite, Artemis, Baba Yaga, Faunus, Hathor,
Lilith, Saint Anthony (for missing things: "Saint Anthony, Saint Anthony, come around, something's lost and can't be found.")
(1) Animal Candle Protection Spell (Illes 111)
1. Find or
create a candle shaped to resemble your companion animal.
2. Carve the animal's identifying
information, protective runes or other symbols on it.
3. Anoint the candle with Protection Oil
If the candle is too cute to burn, get two. Maintain one permanently, while burning
(2) Animal Image Protection Spell (Illes 111)
Use an actual photograph of your pet
or if unavailable, choose something, another image, statue, or candle bearing a strong resemblance for this spell.
1. Paint protective runes, hieroglyphics or other symbols onto the image.
2. Anoint with Protection Oil.
3. Keep the image in a sage, discreet spot, touching
up periodically with Protection Oil.
(3) Animal Conjure Bag Protection Spell (Illes 112)
Create this charm for any companion
animal that sheds teeth.
1. Collect the animal's baby teeth and
place within a conjure bag.
2. Add a coin minted in the animal's birth year if known, otherwise
substitute a lucky medal or charm plus a tag with the animal's name or initials scratched into the metal.
3. Keep the bag in a safe place for protection.
(4) Charcoal Charm Bag (Illes 112)
charcoal in a little pouch.
2. Attach to your pet's collar
(5) Egg Cleansing
Spell (Illes 112)
1. Rub the animal with a whole, raw egg in its shell, working from head to tail and down, rather
than up, the legs.
2. Flush the egg down the toilet for a house pet; otherwise, dispose of the
egg outside the home or barn.
(6) Hair and Wax Protection Spell (Illes 113)
1. Collect one hair form the head and
one from the tail of every animal you wish protected. (Substitute feather from head and tail for each bird.)
2. Melt wax.
3. Add the hairs to the wax.
4. Remove the
wax from the heat source and allow it to harden.
5. If possible, now lead all the animals needing
protection around the perimeter of their home, in a sunwise direction. A minimum of two people is required for this: the person
leading the parade holds the block of wax in one hand and a sacred image in the other. The person bring up the rear drags
an axe on the ground behind.
6. When all animals have safely returned home, bury the wax in
a safe, secret place.
Perhaps instead of leading
all of your animals around the house, a combination of this spell and the house protection spell from Urban Primitive, (Kaldera
30), can be used. (1/27/07)
(7) Midsummer's Salt Water Spell (Illes 113)
Take the animals to the ocean and bathe
them in the waves. If this is impossible, asperge with salted water or other magical formula water.
Incense Protection Spell (Illes 114)
Burn elecampane roots, mugwort and Saint John's Wort to calm animals and
(9) Mugwort Protection Spell (Illes 115)
Hang bunches of mugwort on gates and field boundaries to
protect the animals within from malevolent magic and spiritual danger.
(10) Protection Altar Spell
1. Make an image of your pet the focal item of the altar.
2. If you
are requesting assistance from a specific spirit, surround the image with items (candles, images, incense, offerings) that
will call that spirit.
3. If you are unsure whom to ask for protection, request it from the
animal's guardian spirits: place four white candles in the corners of the altar, with the animal's image in the center. Burn
them with frankincense incense.
spells to protect domestic animals from malevolent magic:
- Build your barn near birch trees
- If the barn is already standing, transplant birch trees nearby
- Adorn the birch trees, or other nearby trees,
with red and white ribbons
the barn with lilies and primroses (maintain them, replacing as needed)
- Bury a hatchet, sharp side up, under the barn's threshold, so that
the animals must walk over it as they enter and depart
- Horseshoes protect animals as well as humans. Post them over the barn door. The Hungarian
method is to draw a horseshoe over the barn door using black chalk
- Keep a piece of real silver in a dish or bucket of water, out of reach of the animals.
This may be a small charm or a real silver coin. Once a week, sprinkle the animals with this water, then replace with fresh
- Sprinkle the
animals with Rose of Jericho Water once a week