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Destroyer of Light 14

posted 7th May 2020, 6:38 PM

Destroyer of Light 14
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7th May 2020, 6:38 PM

agnosis

There actually was a priestess in Athens in the 4th century BCE that was put to death for making "magic potions" (probably referring to love potions) for young men. Priests and priestesses mediated with the gods for the community while sorcerers invoked other powers, so there was an opposition between the two roles. I've read about it in "Girls and women in classical Greek religion" by Matthew Dillon.

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