Do you like palindromes? I was thinking about the word “abracadabra” and was disappointed to discover it is not spelled the same backwards. Now, I am thinking of creating some magic words that are spelled the same way backwards and forwards for spells.
Why? Why do I anything I do?
This is a true story: one day, my grandfather was writing my great grandmother’s name. He wrote it again. Then he wrote it backwards. He asked her, “Are you a witch or what?” You see, my great grandmother’s name is Mary Belle Byram, which is a palindrome. Completely coincidental and unplanned. The funny thing is my mother was named after her and Mary Byram is also a palindrome, which was also unintentional.
OR…WAS IT? LOL!
I am disappointed to say the family tradition was not passed down to the younger generation and my name is not a palindrome…but still…cool.
Seriously, though, palindromes have been a focus for religion and magic for centuries.
Interesting article: https://takenote.co/your-do-geese-see-god-are-palandromes-wordplay-or-witchcraft/