Incantation Bowls

A Visual Guide to the Demons That Spooked the Jews of Babylon
A new study depicts for the first time what Lilith, the baby-killing seductress, looked like to those who feared her and why Satan has a tail and horns.

Over the years the texts in the bowls have been studied. Most of them are verses from Scripture, oaths and curses against demons that threaten the members of the family. “You are forbidden and sealed with seven seals and eight ropes,” declares the text in one bowl. Another text specifically seals Lilith and later threatens that any attempt to escape will encounter “60 men who will capture you with copper ropes on your feet and copper shackles on your hands and cast collars of copper upon your temples.”

Well worth reading—click here.

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