away evil spirits

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  • When a child came into the world, three men kept watch all night to keep away evil spirits. Cited from The Mysteries of All Nations, by James Grant
  • On one day of the festival the ceremony of driving away evil spirits from the village took place. Cited from The Golden Bough, by James George Frazer
  • It has a sword for a tail, and is thought to drive away evil spirits.
  • This right holy water (all other is counterfeit) will drive away evil spirits. Cited from The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3, by John Bunyan
  • This is said to drive away evil spirits as well as remove the evil eye from the home and its family members.
  • The object of this custom must presumably be to keep away evil spirits. Cited from Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India, by R. V. Russell
  • Bell-ringing was also considered a means of keeping away evil spirits. Cited from Folk Lore, by James Napier
  • All fell to the earth, stretching their arms in cross form to ward away evil spirits by that figure. Cited from Quo Vadis, The Time of Nero, by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • She flung out her hands, making the Eastern sign to scare away evil spirits. Cited from The Hawk of Egypt, by Joan Conquest
  • It is performed at temple festivals and to drive away evil spirits from the "possessed" bodies.
  • In some places candles are burnt all night to scare away evil spirits. Cited from Peeps At Many Lands: Belgium, by George W. T. Omond
  • Tiger images are painted on the walls of homes and temples to keep away evil spirits.
  • The fumigation or wearing of bear hair turns away evil spirits and fever.
  • It drives away evil spirits, and gives a good beginning to all undertakings and brings them to a good end. Cited from World's Best Literature, Ancient & Modern, Vol. 4, by C. D. Warner
  • Many folk customs around the world have involved making loud noises to scare away evil spirits.
  • According to a Russian belief the elder-tree drives away evil spirits, and hence this plant is held in high respect. Cited from The Folk-lore of Plants, by T. F. Thiselton-Dyer
  • When the last crop of autumn has been got in, it is thought necessary to drive away evil spirits from the granaries. Cited from The Golden Bough, by James George Frazer
  • Still they think it a great advantage to know these chapters, because they imagine that by repeating them, they can drive away evil spirits. Cited from Far Off, by Favell Lee Mortimer [AKA: Favell Bevan]
  • The olive tree represented plenty, but the ancient Greeks believed that it also drove away evil spirits.
  • They were used by the oba during the Emobo ceremony to drive away evil spirits.
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