silver bullet, n.[' A bullet made of silver. Freq. with reference to the folk tradition that such a bullet can harm a werewolf (or other supernatural being) whereas an ordinary bullet cannot.']Pronunciation: Brit. /ˌsɪlvə ˈbʊlᵻt/, U.S. /ˌsɪlvər ˈbʊlət/Etymology: < silver adj. + bullet n.1Here is something about how silver bullets both CREATE and DESTROY witches from the American Journal of Folklore … Continue reading The Silver Bullet: Werewolves, Miracles & Martinis
I was surprised what this word meant, and particularly how it was used. I would imagine it would work, if only out of sheer fright but if you read on, it was supposed to make the holder invisible.Hand of Glory, n.[' Originally: a charm made from or consisting of the root of a mandrake (see the … Continue reading Hand of Glory, a macabre twist.