- WOLFSBANE: Aconitum vulparia [lycoctonum]
- ACONITE: Aconitum napellus
- AKA: Monkshood, Helmut Flower
- Origin: Both varieties from Himalayas, through Europe to Great Britain.
- Toxicity: Both varieties VERY poisonous. Wolfsbane even more so than Monkshood. All parts toxic, especially roots.
- Part Used: All parts powerful, but best to use flower in any workings.
- Lore: Said to be invention of Hecate from the foam of Cerberus, the three-headed dog that guarded the gates of the Underworld.
- Magick: Wolfsbane and Monkshood used interchangeably. Very magickal. Used to redirect enemies. Protection. The seed, when wrapped in lizard's skin, allows one to become invisible. To invoke Hecate.
- Consecration of magickal blades, bringing power of protection and magickal awareness to protect ritual from negative energies. Fast acting.
- Other: Wolfsbane has yellow flowers, Monkshood has blue/purple flowers.