Helpful Charms


To Find Stolen Goods

Place two keys in a sieve cross ways.  Two people hold the sieve while another makes a crossed sign on the forehead of the suspected thief, calling out their name loudly three times.  If the person is innocent the keys will remain stationary;  but if the person is guilty the keys will start to revolve slowly round the sieve.

Note: this is an adaptation of a christianised charm.  Source version can be found in Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland.  By Lady Wilde. 1888.


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