June 21, 2014

Brephos Papyrus

Here, have a nifty piece on the Brephos Papyrus, a legal complaint one man filed against another in Karanis, Egypt (it doesn’t give a date, but I think it’s the Roman era sometime), for assaulting him with a fetus, as a magical act.


Sort of parallels the use of llama fetuses as a common spell ingredient in Bolivia.