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Kronos and the Titans as Powerful Ancestors: A Case Study of the Greek Gods in Later Magical Spells

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

There are several ways in which the Greek gods are transformed in late-antiquity in the handbooks and charms of itinerant magicians. One method involves expropriating and shrinking a god’s public ... More


‘A Dog's Elegy’: From Newbury to Marston Moor, September 1643 to July 1644

Mark Stoyle

in The Black Legend of Prince Rupert's Dog: Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898591
eISBN:
9781781384978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898591.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores how the rumours about Boy continued to mutate and develop during 1643-44, and considers, in particular, the way in which those rumours apparently fed into the famous account of ... More


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