NIght of Nicnevin Spell
Nicnevin, the Scottish crone goddess, rides the skies at night on November 10 and 11 between the hours of nine and ten. Can you hear her? Her calls sounds like the wild call of geese. It is a very dangerous time to be caught outside. If she or a member of her fairy troop sees you on the road, you’re likely to be swept up and forced to join the “Wild Host,” as it’s called. Before dark, sprinkle sea salt around the perimeter of your property, and say:
keep me safe this night and next,
and mine own this night and next.
At nine o’clock light a gray candle in Nicnevin’s honor.
By Lily Gardner