How to Make a Curse Tablet (reblog)

In this instructable I will show you how to make a simple curse tablet in the same manner as most tablets found from Roman Britain. The Latin word for these was “defixio”. I will also mention some other types of curse table and how to make them, but this will be in less detail than how to make a defixio. A defixio is a type of curse found throughout the Greco-Roman world, in which someone would ask the gods, spirits, or the dead to do something to a person or object, or in some other way make the curse happen.

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3 thoughts on “How to Make a Curse Tablet (reblog)

    1. solsdottir Post author

      I’m sure it had a therapeutic value. Everything I’ve read stresses that there wasn’t any police force in ancient societies, so it was hard to get justice. But if you could get divine forces on your side…

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