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Medieval Magic and Its Origins
Superstitions, Magic and Phobias
"We all like the power to control nature. We call it science now, but before our modern times it was called Magus or maleficium."
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The earliest book of Magic during the Middle Ages was authored by Rabanus Maurus. What was this book called?
De Artis magnus
De Magicus Artibus
De Divortio Lotharii er Tetbergae
St. Augustine mentions the Dark Arts in the Bible. Where was the witch from that conjured up Samuel for King Saul?
Hincmar of Rheims spoke of "syrix-es"- demons that devoured babies during the Middle Ages, replacing the baby with a straw doll while carrying off the child in his talons- actually, these references were made earlier by a Roman writer. Who was he?
Who was the Saint who believed the cross would frighten away the demons?
During the Middle Ages, many of the Magical incantations were derived from what legendary Persian poet?
Divination and auguries made up the essence of magic in the Middle Ages. What was not one of the 3 types of magic practiced?
Who was the religious writer/saint in the Middle Ages, who countermanded the scientific explanations found in "De natura Rerum" - a logical explanation for the causes of diseases?
The magical practice of drinking blood comes down from Procopius, in his "History of Wars". Which group of people are described as having originating this practice?
Who was the famous Magus described in Acts:8:9-24., who seduced the people of Samaria?
Who was the former Bishop described by Paul the Deacon, possessing magical powers similar to those of Ham?
Bishop of Orlean
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Compiled Jun 28 12