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A Thousand Years Before Tolkien: The Original Evil Magic Ring

An evil magic ring, associated with dwarf and dragon – what a great idea Tolkien had for his books! But he actually borrowed it from ancient Viking legends…

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The Evil Under The Soil: Burial and Unearthing in Folk Horror

The burial and subsequent unearthing of cursed objects is an act that is astonishingly common in Folk Horror.

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Getting Even in Roman Britain: The Curse Tablets from Bath (Aquae Sulis)

For many residents of ancient Britain, curses involved invoking a god to influence a particular individual according to their wishes

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