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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. 31st, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
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"What I meant was that the accused were not witches in the modern sense. They may have known some folk remedies, but that wasn't a necessary facet of an accusation. They were Christian, the same as their accusers, not followers of any 'old religion.' They were scapegoats for various reasons."

Yes, I agree with that.

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