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.
– , 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.
There is an Enochian chant that can forcibly expel an angel from a vessel and send it back to Heaven. 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.
Alastair is trying to break one of the 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.
Castiel burns Enochian sigils into Sam and Dean's ribs. He tells them they will hide the boys from all angels - including Castiel and Lucifer.
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.
- Partial translation of the sigils by bloggingchick.
- Partial translation of the sigils by lonely-street-of-dreams
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 is protected from angels by Enochian symbols.
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
Sigils on the hearts of victims indicate that Cupid has touched the people.
In Heaven Ash has rigged a PC to monitor angels as they speak Enochian by using string theory. Ash also says he understands Enochian.
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 Enochina aside from the the first half of the word for "guard" and MA- half of the word MAASI (laid up)
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
Crowley squats in a rundown house that has what appear to be "angel-proofing" sigils on its windows.
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:
kah hee deh rah beh voh ta mo en
Close the mouth.
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.
Cas conducts a ritual involving herbs and candles in an attempt to locate Crowley, but is unable to find him.
Balthazar draws an angelic rune that once activated, sends Dean and Sam into an alternate Earth.
Injured, Castiel retreats to Bobby's place and draws a sigil in blood, warding off other angels.
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.
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.
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.
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
VL= work (the first letter is pronounced "vah")v This fits because it is when the bush catches fire
zoh bah leh ta
They (are) righteous
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"
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
pah deh rah
Always and forever
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
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
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."
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.
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.
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.
Enochian in Lore
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.
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.
- Free Enochian translation software
- Enochian alphabet and rituals
- Enochian Language Database
- Enochian Linguistics : Links and essays