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.
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....
'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.
theoddsideofme: “The scold’s bridle was an instrument of punishment used primarily on women, as a form of torture and public humiliation. First recorded in Scotland in the 1500s, the device was used...
Traditional Coin Talisman Copper Hand Forged Small Gift | Etsy
This is a wonderful little piece of treasure, and a real connection to the roots of witchcraft, as this is in no way a new invention! In the Museum of Witchcraft, Cornwall, they have many examples of talismanic coins like these, often with a cross in the center and had the power to protect the person who carried it with them! These ones are handmade by me from copper, which is also used for love and friendship. Each one measures just under 1 cm and a half across.
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 ”
Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
Cecil Williamson claimed that this skull was from ‘Old Granny Mann’ of North Bovey area, Dartmoor. She kept "her friend" ,as she called this relic, in a secret place upon Easdon Tor. Old Granny Mann always used to say when presented with a problem or a situation by her clients, "well me dear, I don't rightly knows what I a do - till I have asked me friend. I'll let thee know later."' <:((((><(
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.