Today we look at the story of the first female created in Greek mythology, Pandora. We examine why she was created and how she doomed and saved humanity with her box.
By MARINASOHMA Magic in Ancient Greece: Necromancy, Curses, Love Spells, and Oracles The magical traditions of ancient Greece encompassed spells, curse tablets, drugs, potions, poisons, amulets, and talismans. For many cultures of the past, there was a very fine line between magic, superstition, religion, and science. The ancient magicians were seen as symbols of wisdom, keepers […]
Pierced hearts, unicorn horns and a bottled witch: Oxford show investigates the history of magic and witchcraft
By Geoffrey Munn A bull’s heart pierced with iron nails and thorns found in a chimney at Shutes Hill Farm, Somerset (date unknown) © Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford The Ten Commandments forbade the veneration of graven images—indeed, any other gods “but me”. However, the early Christian church, ever pragmatic, preferred to accommodate rather […]
Visionary’s Fate – from my book of poetry –Life Tales of the Feminine Whilst scrying through a visionary’s fate, I see the wild eyes of feral beasts peering out of the darkness. A sweeping mistress wades, to and fro, across the river Styx and the tears of heaven, tear the veil of hells gate. […]