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  1. Bubbling Brews and Broomsticks: How Alewives Became the Stereotypical Witch

    ... of magic (outside of the extraordinary accusations of devil-dancing, and so on) found their beginnings in rumors started surrounding ... ( Public domain ) Traditional Work Becomes ‘Devil Magic’ In the present, brewing is more readily considered a task of ...

    Riley Winters - 01/08/2017 - 18:54

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Ancient Scottish Church Bell Stolen from Sacred Island Leaving Locals Devastated

    ... and holy oil in the sign of the cross, in order to make the Devil flee when the bells were sounded”. ( Himchenko /Adobe Stock) ... holy oil in the sign of the cross, in order to make the Devil flee when the bells were sounded”. And when women were in labor, ...

    ashley cowie - 27/07/2019 - 06:18

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Inge H. Borg

    ... Smashwords:                     ...

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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. The Real History of the Romani People and the Misnomer of Gypsies

    ... 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 - 20/06/2019 - 02:01

  20. 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