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Witch ward-off? Archaeology find from national geographic

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Oct. 29th, 2009 | 08:31 pm
posted by: lucy_chronicles in druidry

http://feeds.nationalgeographic.com/click.phdo?i=6b9276be3de00d7d56ff50050a29c51e

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/rss/article_id.pl?id=57403373
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In time for Halloween, archaeologists have unearthed a witch bottle—a stone jug that may have contained toenails, hair, and other bodily bits to deter witches and other evildoers.
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how do they know it was a 'witch' and why is it 'evil' instead of a shaman, doctors or other healers? geesh...


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bohemianbanshee

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from: bohemianbanshee
date: Oct. 30th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
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Very cool subject, but from the link I was able to access, there is really nothing in this discovery that points to this even being an actual "witch bottle". They found nothing inside it, just the bottle itself, and the article acknowledges that Protestants at one point were breaking bottles identical to this to protest Cardinal Roberto Bellarmine. The bottle itself is a German beer bottle.

So.....they've dug up an old beer bottle and are trying to romanticize it, imo. It may or may not have been bought by a Protestant.

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