Friday, February 25, 2011

Red Riding Hood Movie Trailer & Wolfsbane

The Movie I'd like to see. I'm not sure if Red Riding Hood is using Wolfsbane but she might need too!
Wolfsbane(Aconitum) is a poisonous perennial. Wolfsbane comes in: white, yellow, pink, blue and purple. Folklore says Wolfbane can repel Werewolves or can turn you into one. Sacred to the Goddess Hekate and said to be used in flying ointments in the middle ages.
" Widdershins go when the moon doth wane, An' the Werewolf howls by the dread Wolfsbane" from the Wiccan Rede.
"Even those who are pure of heart, and say their prayers at night, can become a wolf, when the Wolfsbane blooms and the Autumn Moon is bright" a poem used in the Werewolf movie for Lon Chaney Jr.
In popular folklore and movies about Werewolves and Witches, Wolfsbane sometimes has a staring role.


  1. Interesting ~ Yeah, I'm looking forward to this movie too. It looks very dramatic!

  2. Who would have guessed that as adults, we would be looking forward to what has always been perceived as a children's story. A gory one, to be sure, but somehow that seems to have been overlooked. I was always chided for sympathizing with the wolf, but I didn't care. Never much cared for the story of Peter and the Wolf either for the same reason.

    As for the gorgeous Wolfsbane, aka Monk's Hood, it is a well accepted member of almost any garden, and a must in a garden of toxic plants, but being such, it should come with warning tags. Don't let a child hold a tuber. .in fact, don't let a child help plant them at all. .and even adults should be safe and wear gloves when handling the plant. The tubers are toxic enough to kill a child, and make an adult very ill.

    Hmmm..move comes out on my younger daughter's Birthday. .do you suppose she would rather go see a movie than go to dinner & antiquing? I know her. .she'll say let's do all! lol

  3. Wolfsbane - Such a deadly beauty.

  4. yes it is so interesting to watch itGarden trailers