OKAY. *takes a deep breathe*
The first is a poem that I wrote which inspired the second little thing.
IN THE FIRST THING:
All of the things listed in the poem are used to ward off or protect one from black magic/evil spirits.
Rowan is a tree. the wood may or may not be linked with the word "Rune" and it is theorized that germanic tribes carved their runes on Rowan wood/bark.
IN THE SECOND ONE:
GENDERBENDED GUESS WHO
during witch trials, accused women were thrown in water. If they floated, it meant they were made out of wood, therefore, witches. If they sank... then, welp, THEY WERE NOT LOL. They were also pushed off roofs and cliffs. If they survived, they were witches (aka, brides of satan)
this could be read as either fanfiction or original. READ IT HOWEVER YOU LIKE