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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Grime's Graves: 5,000-Year-Old Flint Mine Opens a Window to the Past

    ... this area was once identified as the resting place of the Devil. According to other sources, the site was associated by the Anglo-Saxons ... these pits have sometimes been referred to as ‘the Devil’s Holes’. This odd landscape was variously interpreted by English ...

    dhwty - 25/11/2016 - 22:03

  5. The Malleus Maleficarum: A Medieval Manual for Witch Hunters

    ... in Romania: Exploring Beliefs about Witchcraft and the Devil New Editions of the Malleus Maleficarum It has been argued that ... the three necessary concomitants of witchcraft which are the Devil, a witch, and the permission of Almighty God”, the second being ...

    ancient-origins - 29/11/2015 - 14:46

  6. Magic of the Ancients: Five Incredible Texts of Spells, Curses, and Incantations

    As long as humanity has had beliefs in a higher power, the use of magic, spells, curses, and incantations have featured widely across cultures. A number of influential texts or ‘grimoires’ (textbooks of magic) were developed over the centuries, many of which became the books of choice for secret societies and occult organizations that endured well into the twentieth century.  Here we feature five manuscripts that provide a fascinating window into the magic of the ancients.

    aprilholloway - 24/06/2015 - 00:27

  7. Involuntary Initiation: Tales of Demonic Powers of Sorcery Transmitted to the Unsuspecting

    ... anyone else. Woodcut depicting witchcraft: the devil bringing medicine to a man or woman in bed. (Wellcome Images/ CC BY ...

    isav - 07/04/2019 - 18:56

  8. Witches, Vampires and Werewolves – 10 Ghoulish Archaeological Discoveries

    ... who died in a mortal sin or made some other union with the devil would be reborn as werewolves. Have archaeologists found the last ... grim faced committee of church elders that she had met the Devil in a cornfield and had accepted him as her lover and master. The ...

    aprilholloway - 31/10/2017 - 19:16

  9. Inge H. Borg

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    ancient-origins - 02/01/2013 - 08:03

  10. An Ambiguous Amphibian: The Everchanging Frog Symbol in World Myth

    Frogs and toads played a wide variety of roles in ancient cultures. Although there are some differences, they generally represented female creation energy. Frogs appear in ancient stories, myths, legends, religions, diets, art, and proverbs.

    ashley cowie - 07/02/2018 - 13:56

  11. The Misnomer of Gypsies: The Real History of the Romani People

    ... Sun? Looking for the Origins of the Uros People The Devil Walks Among Us: The Myth of The Jersey Devil This likely origin point should not, however, imply ...

    Riley Winters - 03/08/2018 - 22:42

  12. Aboriginal languages could reveal scientific clues to Australia’s unique past

    ... According to the stories of the Luritja people, a fire-devil arrived on the Earth seeking vengeance for the breaking of sacred laws. ... Scientists have now been able to establish that the ‘fire devil’ was actually an ancient meteorite that blasted several impact craters ...

    Robin Whitlock - 27/08/2018 - 23:46

  13. Ireland’s Archaeology has More Public Support than Ever!

    ... pile of rocks, which legends say were spewed out by the Devil. (Credit: Ioannis Syrigos) Questions of Legality and Conservation ...

    ancient-origins - 14/04/2019 - 14:00

  14. Ancient Curses: Five Ways to Create Calamity in the Ancient World

    ... from precious tomes and important scrolls. The infamous Devil’s Bible , a massive manuscript that legend says was written in a single night by a monk in a pact with the devil, is one famous example of a medieval manuscript said to be cursed and ...

    ancient-origins - 25/04/2019 - 13:56

  15. Laas Geel Complex and The Magnificent Ancient Rock Art of Somalia

    ... and evil spirits.  “We believed it was drawn by the devil with blood,” said caretaker Musa Abdi Jama [via  csmonitor ], “and believed that when we slaughtered a goat for protection, the devil would come and suck the blood from the sand.” Depiction of a ...

    Bryan Hill - 13/07/2018 - 10:46

  16. Divine, Demonic, or Something In-Between: How the Changing Face of Elves Reflects the Zeitgeist

    ... speak up and reveal its true form. The devil steals a baby and leaves behind a fairy replacement, known as a ...

    Caleb Strom - 01/09/2017 - 01:50

  17. Rings, Gestures, and Phallus Talismans: The Evil Eye and Ancient Ways to Ward Off Its Power

    ... amongst many cultures around the world. God or the Devil? Whose Mystical Eyes Follow Visitors through the Bulgarian Prohodna Cave? ...

    aprilholloway - 09/08/2017 - 01:49

  18. Domovoi: Stay on the Good Side of This Mischievous Slavic House Sprite

    ... way to keep a Domovoi happy is to give them milk.  (axis-of-devil / CC BY-SA 3.0 ) Rules to Live by to Keep Your Domovoi Happy ...

    dhwty - 10/12/2018 - 13:57

  19. Who Are the Yazidis and Why Have They Been Continually Persecuted?

    ... centuries, the Yazidis have been regarded to be heretical ‘devil-worshippers’, and therefore were subjected to persecution by the ... Taus by the Yazidis, their enemies considered them to be ‘devil-worshippers’. By the 15 th century, clashes between the Yazidis and ...

    dhwty - 16/11/2018 - 13:24

  20. The Nile – Its Fertile Past and Its Imperiled Future

    ... remain, forever wind-swept by the fierce khamsin , the devil wind of the Nile. Inge H. Borg is author of the novel KHAMSIN, The Devil Wind of The Nile. -- Top Image: Artist’s depiction of an ...

    Inge_H._Borg - 27/09/2016 - 21:59