Anima locus

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A dike on the Lugton Water near old Montgreenan castle.

The anima loci or animus loci is the "soul" of a place, its essential personality. A concept linked to the supernatural spirits of nature as residing in stones, springs, mountains, islands, trees, etc.[1]


In witchcraft, the anima loci is often referred to a spirit of the place, sprite, fairy, guardian.[citation needed]

Sites with strong anima loci[edit]


  1. ^ Pennick, Nigel (1996). Celtic Sacred Landscapes. Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-01666-6. P. 13 - 15.

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