Two of the many types of vampires in Africa, the obayifo and the asasabonsam.
Witches are practitioners of magic who can allegedly call upon the supernatural to perform spells or curses. In Early Modern Europe, witchcraft associated with consorting with the Devil, leading to witch hunts in Protestant Europe and later in America. Modern witchcraft is associated with the Wiccan movement. Read articles about witches below.
Circe, the daughter of the Sun, one of the Titans, is a beautiful seductress similar to Calypso.
The Vatican has made the news again with their university level course on Satanism, black magic and exorcism.
From a modern perspective, witchcraft is not only a science, but a way of explaining and making sense out of the world.
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?
In the Greco-Roman world, curse tablets are small, thin sheets, intended to influence the actions or the welfare of persons or animals against their will.
With Voodoo Dolls or Curse Tablets abound, how did one go about protecting themselves if they suspected someone placed a curse on them?
Voces Magicae were mysterious words that have no obvious or immediate meaning in Greek or any other language
Europe underwent a number of political shifts and social transformations between 1000-1700 leading to the Protestant Reformation and the witch craze.