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Enochian

The funeral home covered in sigils in 4.15 Death Takes a Holiday.

Dean: And the Enochian exorcism?

Castiel: Fake. It actually means "You breed with the mouth of a goat."
Dean and Sam: ...

Castiel: It's funnier in Enochian.

Dean and Castiel, 5.17 99 Problems

Enochian is an angelic language with which angels communicate with one another in Heaven. The language is often used for spells that affect angels.

Enochian sigils are powerful glyphs. They can be used to bind demons,[1] protect an area from angelic interference,[2][3] and conceal humans from "every angel in creation."[4]

There is an Enochian chant that can forcibly expel an angel from a vessel and send it back to Heaven.[5][1] The Whore of Babylon uses what appears to be an Enochian spell to harm Castiel. Lucifer's Cage can be reopened with the rings of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and an Enochian phrase.

Episodes

2.18 Hollywood Babylon

The script for Hell Hazers II: The Reckoning by Walter Dixon is noted by Sam to contain Enochian summoning rituals.

4.15 Death Takes a Holiday

Alastair is trying to break one of the 66 Seals by killing two reapers under a solstice moon. He holds the reapers in a funeral home covered in "angel-proofing," symbols that bar angels from entering.

4.16 On the Head of a Pin

Castiel and Uriel have bound Alastair to a devil's trap which is described as being old Enochian.

X-ray of Dean's ribs inscribed with sigils from 5.02 Good God, Y'All.

5.01 Sympathy for the Devil

Castiel engraves Enochian sigils into Sam and Dean's rib cages. He tells them they will hide the boys from all angels - including himself and Lucifer. As a result, Castiel is often seen contacting Sam and Dean via a mobile phone afterwards.

5.02 Good God, Y'All

While visiting Bobby in the hospital, Dean has an x-ray which reveals the sigils on his ribs. Their success in protection is also demonstrated when Castiel has to call them to get their location so he can find them.

5.03 Free to Be You and Me

Castiel summons Raphael using the Enochian Water Cup Ritual.

RAA GAH IO ES
rah ah gah ee oh es

Spirit of the East, one of the four that liveth forever

VIN NONCA ASPT POAMAL DE Z
vee nu nohno kee ah seh peh teh poh ah ma lah deh zod

I invoke you with holy fire into your palace (vessel)

Zod itself has many definitions and one of the words for vessel is ZIZOP (zohdee zodoh pah)- but I feel it's implied at the end here. Either that or they were going for ZA (zoh-dah) which translates to "within."

Crowley's house covered in sigils.

5.10 Abandon All Hope...

Crowley's house is protected from angels by Enochian symbols.

5.13 The Song Remains the Same

The Winchesters still have the Enochian symbols burned into their ribs, which prevent Anna from locating them, so she must approach Dean in a dream. Castiel performs a ritual in Enochian to locate Anna.

ZAMRAN ROS(B) SA
Zod ah mah rah na ee es lah gee roh sah

Show yourself within this bitter sting

5.14 My Bloody Valentine

Sigils on the hearts of victims indicate that Cupid has touched the people.

5.16 Dark Side of the Moon

In Heaven Ash has rigged a PC to monitor angels as they speak Enochian by using string theory. Ash also says he understands Enochian.

5.17 99 Problems

As a ruse to fool the townspeople, the Whore of Babylon, disguised as Leah, enlists demons to make controlled attacks on Blue Earth, Minnesota. The Whore teaches the townspeople an Enochian "exorcism." but Castiel reveals that it actually means "you breed with the mouth of a goat." The Whore attacks Castiel with an Enochian chant.

What was said was: BRA DE GAH RA MA
beh rah deh gah eh rah ma

Although it seems to be gibberish in Enochian, aside from the the first half of the word for "guard" and MA- half of the word MAASI (laid up.)

5.18 Point of No Return

Castiel burns Enochian runes into Adam Milligan's ribs to hide him from the angels who resurrected him. Zachariah uses an Enochian incantation to summon Michael to Earth.
ZIRDO NOCO ABRAMG NAZPS
Zod ee reh doh noh koh ah beh rah ma geh nah zod peh sah geh

Your servant has prepared (your)Sword
ZIRDO = servant
NOCO= servant

5.20 The Devil You Know

Crowley squats in a rundown house that has what appear to be "angel-proofing" sigils on its windows.

5.22 Swan Song

Dean uses an Enochian incantation revealed to him by Death to open Lucifer's Cage. Dean says "Bvtmon Tabges Babalon" (which roughly translates "Open the mouth of the cave of the evil/wicked one") and the cage opens, but Lucifer shuts it by chanting a counter spell. Later in the episode, Sam uses the same incantation.

Dean/Sam opens the Cage: BVTMON TABGES BABALON
Beh voh tah mo en tah beh geh sah bah bah loh en

(Open the) mouth (to the) cave (of the) wicked one
literal translation "Mouth cave and wicked one"
Lucifer closes the cage:
CHDR BVTMON
kah hee deh rah beh voh ta mo en

Close the mouth.

6.03 The Third Man

Cas finds Dean and Sam despite the Enochian symbols burned into their ribs. This may or may not be because they called him. He uses an Enochian ritual with myrrh, holy water and human (Dean's) blood to locate Balthazar.

6.10 Caged Heat

Cas conducts a ritual involving herbs and candles in an attempt to locate Crowley, but is unable to find him.

6.15 The French Mistake

Balthazar draws an angelic rune that once activated, sends Dean and Sam into an alternate Earth.

6.18 Frontierland

Injured, Castiel retreats to Bobby's place and draws a sigil in blood, warding off other angels.

Protective sigils at Bobby's place.

6.20 The Man Who Would Be King

After discovering that Cas is in league with Crowley - Sam, Dean, and Bobby put "angel-proofing" sigils on the windows of Bobby's place to keep him out. There are errors in their work though, as Castiel is able to enter.

6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much

After Castiel removes the barrier in Sam's mind that keeps him from remembering his time in Hell, Sam is unconscious. Dean and Bobby lay him on a cot in Bobby's panic room to make sure he's safe while they go to confront Crowley and Castiel. In light of Castiel's actions, "angel-proofing" sigils are added to the walls of the panic room, and Balthazar confirms that the symbols are accurate and keep him from entering.

7.21 Reading Is Fundamental

After traveling to Rufus's cabin, Castiel puts sigils on the walls that make them invisible to angels, but doesn't put up ones that block angels out completely as he wouldn't be able to enter either. Their effectiveness is destroyed when Meg leaves to kill two demons and thus gives away their position. These symbols are seen in later episodes.

8.10 Torn and Frayed

In the abandoned factory where he is holding Samandiriel captive, Crowley puts up Enochian sigils that block angels from being able to sense Samandiriel's location or entering the factory. After he and Dean locate it, Castiel sends Sam and Dean in with instructions to destroy a specific sigil in four locations in the factory so he may enter. Locating the sigils, they spray-paint giant Xs over them, allowing Castiel to enter, but he is weakened by the other sigils. At the same time, when Samandiriel is reverted to his "factory setting" by Viggo's torture, he starts speaking in Enochian which Crowley understands and speaks of the Word of God tablets, including one on angels before he is rescued. Later, suspicious of Castiel's behavior, Sam and Dean put up more sigils at Rufus' Cabin including the one Castiel showed them so he couldn't see or hear them while they discussed what happened.

VA TE CA RA
vah teh kah rah

work, arise abide

SAL- (VL) -D*
sal voch teh
wonders

SALD= (wonders)
VL= work (the first letter is pronounced "vah")v This fits because it is when the bush catches fire

Z BALIT
zoh bah leh ta

They (are) righteous

SA TVLE
sah teh voch leh
remain also the last (or remain until the end)

Crowley translates this whole piece to: “You, celestial being, have been created to be an angel of the Lord.”

VOHIM PAR LVS*
voh meh pah rah less

Mighty they (are)
LVSD is the closest word I could find here and it means feet, therefore - mighty feet?
However- I think they were actually going for PATRALX which translates to "stone"

ZOL (TA)FA
zod leh fah

Hands of poison
(Crowley says "demon tablet")

BN(G) SA I
bah nah sah ee

Remains guarded by

AR DS EFE
ar doh zah feh

Those who reign

PAID RA
pah deh rah

Always and forever

8.12 As Time Goes By

Henry Winchester uses an Enochian invocation as part of the blood spell to transport him to the future.

CNILA PVGO CNILA
kah-nee-lah puh-goh kah-nee-lah

Blood unto blood

CNILA PVGO CNILA kah-nee-lah puh-goh kah-nee-lah Blood unto blood

8.14 Trial and Error

Enochian spell from 8.14 Trial and Error.

Sam and Dean learn from Kevin Tran that in order to close the Gates of Hell, someone must complete three trials and recite an Enochian spell after each one. After completing the first trial by killing a hellhound, Sam recites the spell. It is also shown that Sam and Dean are able to read Enochian as the spell is written in that language.

CANA(L) OM DARR
Kah Nah Om Dar

We work as (your) instrument
or -
We work to understand, obey and transform
or maybe more loosely
We will work to undertake what is written on the tablets

Again, the first part here is made out of partial words.
Kah-nah-leh translates to workmen, so I believe Kah-nah in this context is work
Om translates to "we"
Oh-meh (which is written OM in Enochian) translates to "understanding" or "knowledge"
Now for the interesting part- DARR has only one translation and that's "philosopher's stone"
however, DARBS Dar-bess is "obey."

8.17 Goodbye Stranger

After finding the right crypt, Sam and Meg demon-proof the building with Enochian symbols, but when Crowley shows up, he tells them the symbols won't keep him out for long. This is later proven when he gets into the crypt.

8.19 Taxi Driver

After rescuing Bobby Singer's soul from Hell and releasing it into Heaven, Sam chants Kah Nah Om Dar again to complete the second trial.

Freaking out over hearing Crowley's voice in his head, Kevin paints Enochian demon-warding symbols on the windows of Garth's houseboat, but when Crowley arrives, he simply shatters the windows and the symbols, allowing him in. Other Enochian symbols can be seen throughout the boat's main room during the episode due to Kevin's paranoia. When Crowley leaves with Kevin, he fixes the windows and thus the symbols so it looks like Kevin just ran away.

Angel warding in Sam's hospital room.

8.21 The Great Escapist

After capturing Kevin Tran, Crowley puts up Enochian angel-warding to prevent angels from rescuing him. However, the angelic scribe Metatron manages to do it anyway and later explains to Dean that as the Scribe of God, he was able to simply erase the wards.

9.01 I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here

Learning that angels are coming to the hospital to try to find Castiel for revenge, Dean puts up Enochian warding on Sam's room that keeps them out, though allows Ezekiel to remain in. Dean takes on the two angels that show up, but they overpower him and use a fire axe to start chopping through the room door which has some of the warding on it. Dean banishes the angels and then starts to destroy the symbols himself when Ezekiel reveals he is too weak to heal Sam. Eventually, with Ezekiel possessing Sam, they leave, leaving Ezekiel's original vessel in the room filled with symbols. After Dean and Ezekiel/Sam leave, a doctor enters the room and is confused by the symbols.

Castiel with his warding tattoo.

9.03 I'm No Angel

After Castiel becomes aware that angels are hunting him, he gets a tattoo in Enochian which will make him unable to be tracked by angels. It is very effective forcing Bartholomew to use rogue reapers to track him.

9.10 Road Trip

When Crowley breaks into Gadreel's "factory settings," Gadreel says "zir noco iad Gadreel. Zir noco iad Gadreel." (Zee-rah noh-koh ee-yod Gadreel). According to Castiel, he is telling them that his name is Gadreel. Literally translated it means "I am (the) servant of the eternal god, Gadreel."

9.11 First Born

Searching for answers about why Sam still has some of Gadreel's grace inside of him, Castiel finds a book in the Bunker that basically states in Enochian that part of the angel remains inside their vessel when they leave it. He realizes that this refers to the grace, but it is harmless to the vessel.

9.16 Blade Runners

After failing to locate Magnus' mansion, Abaddon has her demons carve a message into the side of the Impala in Enochian for Crowley, which read: "Be afraid - your Queen."

9.18 Meta Fiction

Sam and Dean spray paint the building they are keeping Gadreel prisoner in with angel warding.

An angel suicide bomber.

9.21 King of the Damned

Angel warding can be seen painted on the door to Ezra's "prison cell."

9.22 Stairway to Heaven

Angels, claiming to be followers of Castiel have taken to suicide bombing rival angels by carving Enochian runes in their chests, that focus the energy of the angel. Once fatally stabbed with an angel sword it unleashes all the angels power, effectively atomizing their intended target.

While searching for the angel Josiah, Sam and Castiel end up at an abandoned building where all the entrances are sealed with a riddle written in Enochian over the front entrance. Once it is solve, they are granted entry into the building.

9.23 Do You Believe in Miracles?

Gadreel carves the same sigil the suicide bomber angels used into his chest and then kills himself, sacrificing himself to blow open Castiel's cell in Heaven's dungeon so he can escape and stop Metatron.

10.01 Black

The angels Daniel and Adina's truck and campsite have been adorned with Enochian warding sigils, to hide them from other angels attempting to force them back to Heaven.

Enochian in Lore

Enochian

Enochian is a name often applied to an occult or angelic language recorded in the private journals of Dr John Dee and his seer Edward Kelley in the late 16th century. The men claimed that it was revealed to them by angels, while some contemporary scholars of magic consider it a constructed language.

Pad of Definitions (2.18 Hollywood Babylon), Official Website

The term is derived from the Biblical Patriarch, Enoch or Henoch. Enoch was, according to Hebrew folklore, the most righteous man of his time. Two angels appeared to him one day, claiming to have fathered children with mortal women. They asked Enoch to speak to God on their behalf. In order to speak to God, the angels took Enoch up into Heaven, where he took down secrets of the universe and how angels used their magic and transcendent powers. God, unconvinced of the renegade angels' sincerity and remorse, sent a flood to destroy the angel halfbreeds and banished the angels from Heaven. Enoch was returned to earth with his new found knowledge of magic and the summoning of angels and spirits. At the age of 365, Enoch was visited by God and transfigured into God's most powerful and fiery angel, the High Seraph Metatron, and taken into Heaven to serve as God's chief angel.

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