Nine Worts Galder
This is an Anglish translation of the "Nine Herbs Charm", an Old English incantation.
The meanings of the words BRYODEDON, FREABEGDE, and RUNLAN are unknown to me, so they haven't been touched.
thou, mugwort, what thou ,
What thouat the .
Una thou, oldest of worts,
ThouIII and wither XXX,
thou may witherand wither ,
thou may wither the loathsome whothe land fare.
And thou, waybroad, wort's mother,
From the east open, inside mighty;
over theecreak, over thee queens rode,
over thee brides BRYODEDON, over theesnorted.
All thou withstoodst and;
so too thou withstoodst atter and onfly
and the loathsome who yond the land fare.
Stun hight this wort, it on stone waxed
Stood it wither atter, stunneth it
Stithe it hight, withstunneth it atter,
it the one, out atter.
This is the wort that witherfought
This may wither atter, it may wither onfly
It may wither the loathsome who yond the land fare.
Fly thou now, atterloathe, the less the more,
the more the less,with him boot for both is
Mun thou,, what thou meldedst,
what thou endedst at Alderford
that never forsell
for him mathe as
This is the wort that wergulu hight;
Thisa seal over sea's ridge
atter's, other's boot
These VIIII may wither nine atters
A worm came sneaking, slit he man
slew then thethat it into VIIII bits flew
There ended apple and atter,
that it never would in house bow
Fill and fennel,mighty two
These worts shaped witty
holy in heavens, when he hung
he set and sent into VII worlds
forand for , all for boot.
Stood it wither wark, stunneth it wither atter,
it may wither III, and wither XXX,
wither hand, and wither FREABEGDE
Now may these VIIII worts wither nine
wither VIIII atters and wither nine onflies
wither the red atter, wither the RUNLAN atter
wither the white atter, wither theatter
wither the yellow atter, wither the green atter
wither the wan atter, wither theatter
wither the brown atter, wither theatter
wither wormblad, wither waterblad
wither thornblad, wither thistleblad
wither iceblad, wither atterblad
if any atter cometh, from the east flying
or any from the north cometh
or any from the west over
Christ stood over, one of a kind
Only Ithe running
there the nine nadders behold
all weeds now as worts spring
seas slip, all salt water
while I this atter off thee blow
Mugwort, waybroad which is open from the east, lambscrest, atterloathe, mathe, nettle, woodsourapple, fill and fennel, old soap.
Work the worts into dust,with the soap and with the apple's gore. Work a of water and of ash.
Nim the fennel,in the slip and with when he doth on the salve, ere and after.
Sing the galder on each of the worts thrice ere he worketh, and on the apple also, and sing then men in the mouth, and in both the ears, and on the wound that galder, ere he doth on the salve.