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Algol symbol Algol Incense: The Demon Star
The Fixed Star Algol is in the constellation Perseus. In mythology, Perseus slew Medusa, the snake-haired being who could petrify anyone who gazed upon her. Supposedly Perseus defeated her in battle by using a mirror, pulling off a kind of trick-shooter act against her. But Medusa has been better remembered than Perseus ever was, and she remains identified with the star Algol, which is also known as Ras al-ghul, The Demon Head in Arabic, and in Hebrew, Rosh ha-Satan, the head of Satan, but also called Lilith, Adam's first wife, who refused to submit to him (or to anyone), which well represents her.

The star Algol winks in the sky, and this is probably one of the reasons why it was associated with demons in various cultures. Algol is actually a multiple star (a pair of stars orbiting each other and a faint third star at a greater distance), which accounts for its variability, but it is one of the very few stars whose "winking" is visible to the naked eye. Consider Algol for strong protection as well as for fierce and even brutal cursing. Just know what you're getting into with such cursework. Be sure to burn this incense outside, because it contains a small amount of black hellebore (along with myrrh, opoponax, and mugwort).

As always, this incense is ritually handcrafted using only natural and synthetic-free botanical ingredients. It contains no dyes, chemical extenders, fragrance oils, accelerants, or fillers of any kind. Burn the incense on a charcoal tablet, or use an electric incense burner or candle warmer to release its scent.

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Algol Incense, 1 oz.
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