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14-The Witch Hunt Starts

Never heard of a wizard hunt? - The old craft of the witches - Victims and victories - Purifying sacred islands or how to be one of the Seven Sages of Greece - Iona: Macbeth and Duncan, together at last - Dionysiac fraternities and Mysteries - Cybeles - The coming of Christianism - Mari of the Caves - The Prolific Mother - Carnival and Halloween - Renaming the solstice - Lycanthropy at full moon - Euripides, hallucinogens and Apollo priestesses - The remarkable fungus - Licking toads and other pastimes - Befriending cobras in India - Apollo slays Pytho - An Arab travels through Viking lands - Public coition among the Euzkans - Ergotism, epidemics and witch hunting - Bog mummies - Witch trials in Basque land.

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