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- Apotropaic magic (from Gr**** αποτρέπειν "to ward off" from από- "away" and τρέπειν "to turn") is a type of magic intended to turn away harm or evil influences...
- An Apotropaic mark or witch mark is a symbol or pattern scratched into the fabric of a building to keep witches out. It should not be confused with a witches'...
- needed] while another theory posits that grotesques in architecture were apotropaic devices. Sometimes the use of the gargoyles illustrated pagan beliefs...
- The act of lifting up one's skirt to display the genitals can be an apotropaic device; it can, in cir****stances of war, evoke the fear of the enemy....
- In Ancient Greece, the Gorgoneion (Gr****: Γοργόνειον) was a special apotropaic amulet showing the Gorgon head, used most famously by the Olympian deities...
- forms the hand gesture symbolises the Lion. In Buddhism it is seen as an apotropaic gesture very commonly used by Gautama Buddha as "Karana Mudra" which is...
- is commonly said that their purpose was to keep evil spirits away (see apotropaic magic). They often are positioned over doors or windows, presumably to...
- and sinew, or cordage made from plants. The purpose of these charms is apotropaic and not explicitly connected with dreams: Even infants were provided with...
- military prowess, but served additionally as a protective deity with apotropaic qualities, invoked particularly for protection against the dangers presented...
- intended for suspension around the neck was found to contain sulphur for its apotropaic (evil-repelling) qualities. Children wore bullas and lunulas. In China...
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