Not every witch lives in the physical. Oftentimes, they are in our minds. Ordinarily, they live in our hearts. There is, in fact, a little wise witch in all of us.
Established in the lore of the Old Religion of Italy, the Cimaruta Witch Charm is an extremely old charm fashioned after the image of a sprig of rue, which is an herb that is highly featured in Italian magic and legend. The branch of the rue is partitioned into three stems symbolizing the triple form goddess, Diana.
Various charms appear on the rue design and each one bears its own meaning. The primary symbols are the moon, serpent, and key. These represent the goddess in her triple form as Hecate (the key), Diana (the moon) and Proserpina (the serpent). This ancient grouping of the goddess appears in the ancient writings of such figures as Lucan.
The Cimaruta Witch Charm was mostly produced from the late 18th century up to the present day in Naples, South Italy, where belief in the Evil Eye has remained strong. Through the essence of the Cimaruta, you align yourself with the Witches of Olde, carrying on a tradition kept for countless generations.