KIRAN ATMA: Venefica
Showing posts with label Venefica. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Venefica. Show all posts

Paganism & Wicca - Who Is A Vetulae?

Vetulae was a medieval euphemism for "witch," despite the fact that it properly meant "old lady." It was a derisive word, not a neutral one. 


  • Vetulae became a pejorative against all "bad women," including barbers, fortune tellers, converted Jewesses, midwives, and prostitutes, as its associations with witchcraft grew stronger. 
  • Henri de Mondeville (c.1260–1320) defined vetulae as a pejorative against all "bad women," including barbers, fortune tellers, converted Jewesses, midwives, and prostitutes, according to him.


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Paganism & Wicca - What Is A Veneficia? Who Is a Venefica?

Veneficia, Venefica: Veneno was a poisonous and/or magical substance in Roman literature. 

A veneficia was a witch who concocted potions and poisons.


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