To Win Love
"O Aonghus who bore the wounds of love and longing,
If this person be ordained for me,
Let me hold their hand now,
and breathe their breath.
O My Love,
I set a charm on the top of your head;
To the sole of your foot;
To each side of your breast;
That you may not leave me nor forsake me.
As a foal after a mare,
As a child after the mother,
May you stay with me and follow with me till death comes to part us asunder.
Let It Be So."
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.