Witchcraft History.

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In English immigrants William Towne and Joanna Blessing Towne settled their large family in Salem, Massachusetts, where three of their daughters would later be accused of witchcraft, and inspire the famous play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. Retro Humor, American Literature, American History, Rebecca Nurse, Witch History, Witchcraft History, History Books, Salem Mass, Maleficarum

The Salem Witch Trials - The True Story of Rebecca Nurse

In 1640, English immigrants William Towne and Joanna Blessing Towne settled their large family in Salem, Massachusetts, where three of their daughters would later be accused of witchcraft, and inspire the famous play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller....

Irish Cauldron- County Down c? I'd love to have a cauldron to cook in like this. An Dagda Alexandre Le Grand, Celtic Mythology, Medieval Life, Antique Tools, Magick, Witchcraft, European History, Dark Ages, 14th Century

Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

Welcome to Down County Museum! Explore the history of the old Gaol and our impressive temporary and permanent exhibitions with objects from varied archaeological and artistic collections.

What a bizarre amulet! A sheep's heart, stuck with nails and pins. It was said to have been used to break a spell cast by a witch over a farmer's cattle. Vanitas, Mythological Animals, Wellcome Collection, Macabre, Occult, Witchcraft, Mythology, Sheep, Old Things

What's On

Discover all of the exhibitions, events and more on offer at Wellcome Collection, the free museum and library for the incurably curious.

At the Whitby Museum in North Yorkshire is a strange artifact—a dismembered hand, dried and shriveled. It once belonged to a man who was hanged from the North Yorkshire, Yorkshire England, Male Hands, Macabre, Occult, Archaeology, Mythology, Maya, Mystery

Mummified Hand from Yorkshire May Be Last Hand of Glory Still in Existence

The Bladen Journal reports that a mummified hand found in Castleton, North Yorkshire, England is the only known ‘Hand of Glory’, a grotesque artifact meant to aid thieves in their work during the night, still in existence.

Austin Osman Spare's Scrying Stone by majorarcana, at Boscastle England Witchcraft museum Austin Osman Spare, Wicca, Magick, Pagan, Witchcraft History, Automatic Drawing, Bizarre Facts, Aleister Crowley, English Artists

Austin Osman Spare's Scrying Stone

Explore majorarcana's photos on Flickr. majorarcana has uploaded 2391 photos to Flickr.

Hugo, von Trimberg, ca. Der Renner Austria, probably in Tyrol, last quarter of the century MS Folio Medieval Manuscript, Illuminated Manuscript, Witchcraft History, Morgan Library, Handmade Books, Hugo, 15th Century, Religious Art, Middle Ages

Literary, MS M.763 fol. 4r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

Literary, Austria, probably in Tyrol, last quarter of the 15th century

Stone tablets hidden in the Museum of Bologna's archives may contain a terrible, ancient curse calling a devil-goddess to bind a victim. Ancient Goddesses, Gods And Goddesses, Witchcraft History, The Doors Of Perception, Occult Symbols, Magic S, Black Magic, Archaeology, Metal

'Black magic' curse inscribed onto ancient stone tablet calling on the 'mother of witches' to bind victim found hidden in museum

Stone tablets hidden in the Museum of Bologna's archives may contain a terrible, ancient curse calling a devil-goddess to bind a victim.

The grave of a woman who confessed to witchcraft and sex with the devil in 1709 has been uncovered in Scotland. More here: Grave of the Torryburn Witch Found in Scotland Dug Up, Flat Stone, Archaeological Discoveries, Vampires And Werewolves, The Revenant, Stone Slab, Bury, Macabre, Scotland

Grave of the Torryburn Witch Uncovered in Scotland

The grave of the Torryburn witch, who confessed to sex with the devil in 1709, has been uncovered on the shore of Scotland's Fife Coast.

Witch's whistle with death skull and rats foot probably 1800 - 1899 Europe Archaeological Finds, History Images, Ancient Artifacts, Oeuvre D'art, Occult, Death, Skull, Museum, Objects

The Great Horned Goat

antediluviancurrent: “ “Heksenfluit”, witch flute, with death’s head and rat leg, ca. 1850, Collectie MAS, Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerpen, foto Louis de Peuter ”