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  1. Bodies Left Behind - A Cruel History of Persecution, Shamanic Ecstasies & the True Witches Sabbath

    ... Domain) The Witches’ Sabbath – Really Homage to the Devil? Ginzburg summarises the basic features of the sabbath that recur in ... faith, desecrate the sacrament and offer homage to the devil, who was present in human or (most often) animal or semi-animal form. ...

    nrushton - 12/04/2017 - 15:30

  2. Pointing to Witchcraft: The Possible Origin of the Conical Witch's Hat

    ... the pointed hat because it reminded them of the horns of the Devil. This theory is further supported by the fact that witches were often believed to have been followers of the Devil from the Middle Ages to the Victorian Era, as the idea of the "good ...

    Riley Winters - 22/08/2016 - 00:51

  3. Untwisting the Knotted History of Sea Witches

    ... medieval legends Sir Francis Drake “sold his soul to the Devil” in order to become a skilled admiral and he was assisted by sea witches, who in 1588, near Devil's point overlooking Davonport in England, raised a storm that defeated ...

    ashley cowie - 29/01/2018 - 18:52

  4. Salem Witch Trial hysteria and the courageous stance of Giles Corey

    ... case of Giles Corey, who was accused of colluding with the devil, was different. Giles refused to submit to the lunacy of the Salem show ... bird between their fingers, and asking them to sign the devil’s book.  The Salem Witch trials were gripped by hysteria. ...

    mrreese - 19/10/2014 - 13:00

  5. Loftus Hall: Most Haunted House in Ireland Has Not Revealed All Its Dark Secrets

    ... loudly, causing the stranger to expose himself as the devil . He transformed into a ball of fire and shot up through the roof, ... who did good and prayed for all, and who banished the devil from Loftus Hall", though there is no evidence that this inscription ever ...

    Joanna Gillan - 14/03/2019 - 16:12

  6. Don’t Go Looking For Evil, You May Find The Likho

    ... evil fate and misfortune in Slavic mythology. ( axis-of-devil / CC BY-SA 3.0 ) Warding Off a Servant of Death In ancient ...

    dhwty - 29/12/2018 - 18:57

  7. The Long-Ago Shamans of Death Valley: Vision Quests and Magical Rites

    ... Paul Devereux on the Death Valley salt flat known as ‘The Devil’s Golf Course’. (Photo: S. Devereux) People inhabited this ...

    Paul Devereux - 01/03/2016 - 00:49

  8. The Christ And The Buddha: How Can You Explain the Uncanny Similarities?

    ... led into a wilderness where, alone, they faced the devil and his traditional three temptations.  Scene of the Buddha's ... sat beneath the Bo tree where Mara, an old Hindu god and devil figure, confronted him.  Mara depicted in the Burmese style, ...

    jim willis - 08/07/2017 - 18:54

  9. Ancient Demons and Their Infernal Legacy

    ... Beelzebub is the “Lord of Flies” or another form of the Devil. In this incarnation, he is said to be extremely difficult to exorcise. The main form of the Devil is that of Lucifer. In this form, he can even appear in the form of a ...

    valdar - 08/07/2016 - 21:45

  10. The Hoodoos of Drumheller Valley: Tall Tales of Sandstone Towers

    ... local inhabitants. The site is called Đavolja Varoš  (Devil's Town) and since 1959 has been protected by the state and nominated in the New Seven Wonders of Nature campaign. Devil's Town, near  Kuršumlija, Serbia ( Nikolic / CC BY-SA 3.0 ) ...

    Michelle Freson - 24/08/2018 - 01:45

  11. The Evolution of The Medieval Witch – And Why She’s Usually a Woman

    ... women were actually asleep, but were held captive by the devil, who deceived their minds in dreams. He also believed that none but the ... as killing babies, taking part in orgies and worshipping the devil. This suggests that what was originally considered to be a belief held ...

    ancient-origins - 29/10/2018 - 22:02

  12. A Patriarchal Portrait of a Witch: Warning of Witchcraft in the Female Wiles

    ... subsequent attempt to stifle it by associating women with devil-magic: i.e., witchcraft. In this 15 th century painting, the ... in Romania: Exploring Beliefs about Witchcraft and the Devil The Enchanted Sex-Word of Scotland’s Secret Seduction Society ...

    Riley Winters - 08/08/2017 - 14:01

  13. The Life and Legend of the Aldworth Giants

    ... quite famous. The tale claims that he sold his soul to the Devil for earthly riches. According to their bargain, the Devil could claim John’s soul upon death whether he was buried outside or ...

    beth - 10/03/2015 - 13:42

  14. Social Ties in Stone Age South Africa: Experts Find Stone Tools Connected Far Away Communities

    Stone tools that were discovered and examined by a group of international experts showed for the first time that various communities that lived during the Middle Stone Age period were widely connected and shared ideas around tool design.

    ancient-origins - 10/11/2018 - 01:50

  15. Epic Cosmic Battles and the Forces of Creation and Destruction in Belief Systems around the World

    ... to this belief, the forces of evil will be defeated, and the devil will be thrown into the bottomless pit for 1,000 years. After this time has passed, the devil will return to Earth, gather his army, and wage war against God for one ...

    dhwty - 25/11/2014 - 11:57

  16. Revealing the True Nature of Elves: Dangerous Beauties and Diabolical Fiends

    ... while they can also kidnap human children. The devil steals a baby and leaves behind a fairy replacement, known as a ...

    valdar - 18/12/2015 - 14:36

  17. The Story of the Midgard Serpent: A Mythological Tailspin

    ... Hel, the Teutonic goddess, was thus a blood relation of the Devil. Loki's brood; daughter Hel, Fenrir the Wolf and Jörmungandr ...

    Gerald Hausman - 17/12/2016 - 14:48

  18. Unearthing Unexpected Fossil Usage in Ancient Medicine (Part 2): Dragon Pills to Gods' Horns

    ... Isles, belemnite fossils were instead seen as fingers of the Devil or curiously enough, St. Peter's himself to other townsfolk. Due to the ... bones; Jurassic oyster gryphaea shells misidentified as devil toenails; sea urchin fossils thought to be eggs created from bubbles made ...

    Legendz Collective - 06/07/2017 - 19:07

  19. Unravelling the Mysteries of Ancient Places Ebook

    ... exactly what these stone boxes were used for. The Devil's Den of Wiltshire - Gary Evans Gary Evans, researcher of ancient ... the enigmatic site in Wiltshire, England, known as the Devil's Den. While many know the Devil's Den as a stone formation in the ...

    aprilholloway - 11/02/2014 - 05:40

  20. Till Eulenspiegel: The Crude Pranks and Hilarious Hi-jinks of a 14th Century German Fool

    ... to another interpretation, the owl was regarded as the Devil’s bird during the Middle Ages, thus, his tales could be seen as lessons ... place. Danila Prepeleac – The Man Who Tricked the Devil Amoral Tricksters that Enhance World Mythology and Entertain ...

    dhwty - 30/09/2018 - 23:06