Nine Worts Galder
This is an Anglish translation of the "Nine Herbs Charm", an Old English incantation. The meanings or of the words BRYODEDON, FREABEGDE, WERGULU, and RUNLAN are unknown to me, so I didn't touch them.
Beware: this article uses spellings which have had foreign influence reverted.
yew, mugwort, hwat yew ,
hwat yewat the .
yew , oldest of worts.
Yew may standIII and wither XXX,
yew may stand witherand wither ,
yew may stand wither the loathsome hwothe land fare.
And yew, waybroad, worts mother,
from the east open, migty inside.
Ofer yewcreaked, ofer yew cweens rode,
ofer yew brides BRYODEDON, ofer yewsnorted.
Yew withstood andhem all.
So too yew withstood atter and onfly
and the loathsome hwo yond the land fare.
Stun higt this wort, it waxed on stone,
it stood wither atter, it stuns.
Stithe it higt, it withstuns atter,
itthe one, it ute atter.
This is the wort that fougt wither a.
This may wither atter, it may wither onfly
It may wither the loathsome hwo yond the land fare.
Fly yew nue, atterloathe, the less the more,
the more the less,boot is for both with him.
Mun yew,, hwat yew melded,
hwat yew ended at Alderford.
yared mathe as for him.
This is the wort that WERGULU higt,
thisa seal ofer seas ridge,
atters, others boot.
These VIIII may wither nine atters.
A worm came sneaking, it slit a man,
then Wooden num VIIII
then he slew theand it flew into VIIII bits.
There ended appel and atter,
that it nefer would bue in a huse.
Fill and fennel,migty two.
These worts were scaped by a witty,
holy in heafens, hwen he hung
he set and sent into VII worlds
forand for , all for boot.
It stood wither wark, it stuns wither atter.
It may stand wither III, and wither XXX,
wither hand, and wither FREABEGDE,
Nue these VIIII worts may wither nine,
wither VIIII atters, and wither nine onflies,
wither the red atter, wither the RUNLAN atter,
wither the hwite atter, wither theatter,
wither the yellow atter, wither the green atter,
wither the wan atter, wither theatter,
wither the brune atter, wither theatter,
wither wormblad, wither waterblad,
wither thornblad, wither thistelblad,
wither iseblad, wither atterblad,
if any atter cum flying from the east
or if any cum from the north,
or if any cum from the west ofer.
Crist stood ofer, one of a kind.
Only Ithe running .
There the nine nadders behold.
All weeds must nue spring as worts.
Seas slip all salt water
hwile I blow this atter off thee.
Mugwort, waybroad hwic is open from the east, lambscrest, atterloathe, mathe, nettel, woodsureappel, fill and fennel, old soap.
Work the worts into dust,with the soap and with the appels gore. Work a of water and of asc.
Nim the fennel,in the slip and with hwen he puts on the salfe, ere and after.
Sing the galder on eac of the worts thrise ere he works, and on the appel also. And then sing in the muthe of men, and in both the ears, and on the wund that galder, ere he puts on the salfe.