Practice and Perception of Black Magic among the Hittites

  title={Practice and Perception of Black Magic among the Hittites},
  author={J. Miller},
  • J. Miller
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • Abstract The present paper argues that passages in the Hittite texts often understood as attestations of the practice of black magic should instead be seen as indications of the perception and fear of it, and that suspicions, accusations and fears should not be taken as evidence. Alternative reasons for the prevelant belief in and fear of black magic in these texts are then examined, and it is suggested that psychological and sociological phenomena well-known from a broad range of ancient and… CONTINUE READING
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