Traditional Spell to End a Quarrel

A Neapolitan witch present at a fight may stop the quarrel if she mutters under her breath: "Ferma, ferma, arma feroce, come Gesu` fermo la croce, come il prete all' altare, I'ostia in bocca ed il calice in mano."

Myth's Notes

This tradtional piece of Italian benifica was gleaned from the article by J. B. Andrews, in his Neapolitan Witchcraft , (Folk-Lore Transactions of the Folk-Lore Society, Vol III March, 1897 No.1). It invokes the aid of Gesu or Jesus.

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