Nowl – Archaic term for nail.
“This is the Pole Star, called Polaris or the Nowl, the nail around which the heavens rotate like the hub of a wheel.” Witchcraft and Secret Societies of Rural England by Nigel Pennick
The Nowl Betwixt – The nails of Christ and the nails that pierce the veils. Piercing Christ and the Crossroads at the same time.
Image credits: Marcus McCoy of Trollcunning Forge. The iron nowls, pictured above, were hand forged by blacksmith Marcus McCoy, who works with the philosophy of folk magic and alchemy in his blacksmithing of iron talismans.