Etruscan Roman Remains
in
Popular Tradition

Charles Godfrey Leland

To accompany our previous publication of Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches, and Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling, we are delighted to introduce the Troy Books edition of the 1892 book Etruscan Roman Remains in Popular Tradition, by the folklorist Charles Godfrey Leland. The book presents a fascinating collection of lore, magical charms, spells, divinations, necromantic rites and spirit conjurations from the Tuscan region of Italy with a particular focus on the beliefs and practices of Stregheria, Italian traditional witchcraft. Indeed, parts of this book by the ‘grandfather of modern witchcraft’ are, as Stewart Farrar remarked, ‘virtually a grimoire of witches’ magic.’ Profusely illustrated throughout with Leland’s typically bewitching ink drawings.

Available in the following editions:

Paperback Edition: gloss laminated cover.

Standard Hardback Edition: bound in a burgundy faux leather binding with black endpapers and burgundy and gold head and tail bands. 90gsm cream paper stock.

Size: 248 x 171mm

Pagination: 430 pages with illustrations.

Please note: exact specifications subject to slight change upon publication.

PART FIRST

GODS AND GOBLINS

INTRODUCTION

I.  TINIA–TÉRAMÓ–BUSCHET–IMPUSA DELLA MORTE–SIERO–NORCIA, THE GODDESS OF  TRUFFLES–APLU–TURANNA–PANO

II.  MASO–MANIA DELLA NOTTE

III.  FERONIA–SILVIANO–PALÓ–ESTA–CARMENTA–IL SENTIERO

IV.  FAFLON–LO SPIRITO DELLA CONTENTEZZA—CORREDOIO–ORCO–TESANA—                 SPULVIERO–URFIA

V.  LARES, LASA, AND LASSI–LOSNA– LARONDA–LEMURI–TAGO–FANIO–QUERCIOLA–SETHANO

VI.  CARRADORA–VIRA–BERGOIA–BUGHIN–GANZIO–ALPENA

VII.  TITUNO–ALBINA–VERBIO–DUSIO–REMLE–JANO, MEANA, MONTULGA, TALENA–PICO

VIII.  FLORIA–RA–BOVO–ATTILIO–LA BELLA MARTA–DIANA AND HERODIAS–OFFERINGS TO SPIRITS

IX.    IL SPIRITO DEL SCALDINO–ARTEMISIA–RED CAP–OF SORCERY IN ANCIENT ART–THE GODDESS OF THE FOUR WINDS, L’ERBA ROSOLACCIO–MADONNA DEL FUOCO–LA CAVALLETTA

X.  CUPRA—WALNUT WITCHES–WITCHES AND WITCHCRAFT–ZANCHI–HAIL AND CLOUD MEN–STORIES OF WITCHES AND GOBLINS–WIZARD SAINTS

PART SECOND

INCANTATIONS, DIVINATION, MEDICINE, AND AMULETS

I.  LA STALLA DI MAIALE–THE SPELL OF THE IVY AND THE STATUE–THE SPELL OF THE HARE–THE SPELL OF THE SPIDER–THE SPELL OF THE GREEN LIZARD

II.  BIRDS AND TREASURES–THE SPELL OF THE FALLING STAR–THE SPELL OF THE ACORNS–THE SPELL OF THE SWALLOW–MINOR CURES FROM MARCELLUS–THE THREE WISE MEN OF THE EAST AND THE WITCH–MEDALS

III.  THE EXORCISM OF DEATH–THE SPELL OF THE CRADLE–DIVINATION WITH LEAD–DIVINATION BY OIL–PYROMANCY AND INCENSE–THE SPELL OF THE LAMP

IV.  EVIL INCANTATIONS–THE SPELL OF THE HOLY STONE AND THE SALAGRANA–THE SPELL OF THE SHELL AND THE TONE OF THE STONE–THE SPELL OF THE SNAIL–IL CANTO DEL GALLO–DIVINATION WITH ASHES

V.  THE AMETHYST–THE SPELL OF THE BLACK HEN–THE SPELL OF THE BELL–THE SPELL OF THE BOILING CLOTHES–RING SORCERY–AMULETS, OMENS, AND SMALL SORCERIES–LEAD AND ANTIMONY

INDEX

Paperback Edition

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Hardback Edition

Please note: this edition is currently on pre-order.

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