Voodoo dolls (or kolossoi as the Greeks called them) were also quite popular in the Greco-Roman world.
Voodoo Dolls are often associated with New Orleans Voodoo/Hoodoo traditions. They are humanoid dolls used to invoke blessings or curses upon an individual. Read articles about voodoo dolls below.
During antiquity, there was a widespread belief in magic. Rome went so far as to outlaw harmful magic. So, did curse tablets and voodoo dolls actually work?
With Voodoo Dolls or Curse Tablets abound, how did one go about protecting themselves if they suspected someone placed a curse on them?