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The #Halloween Legacy of Ireland’s Witches

However, it seems more than likely that witches and witchcraft were a lie originally invented by Christianity to control powerful, knowledgeable women, and have people scurrying to the church for protection. The notion of the witch struck such fear into people’s hearts that they were willing to collude in accusing any woman of the crime. The punishment for women accused as witches was barbaric: burning, or drowning were common as anti-witchcraft fervour swept Europe, usually after torture and humiliation in order to extract a confession. In Ireland, however, common law dictated that women accused of witchcraft should be hanged.

Friday FREAKY Flash with Γ‰ilis Niamh, Helen Jones and Geoff le Pard

I set you a monstrous challenge for last week’s Friday Freaky Flash, and some of you almost snapped my hand off as you reached for the gauntlet; Demons. Witches. Vampires. Werewolves. Tell me your most monstrous story. But… Read More

Friday Fantastic Flash with Bri Ollre and Jane Dougherty

Last weeks Friday Fantastic Flash Challenge was this; Daydream. Vision. Nightmare. You close your eyes. Where do you go when you sleep? First up is a newcomer to this blog and this challenge by the name of Bri… Read More