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Unguentum Venenum: A Flying Ointment | Coby Michael Ward

The infamous witches’ flying ointment is a quintessential representation of the beliefs surrounding medieval witchcraft.  Its status is right up there with the broom, the cauldron and the familiar spirit.  Diabolic ointments containing poisonous ingredients were a hot topic of debate in the witchcraft trials and were used to support theories on both sides.  They remain a part of modern

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