Bees

Bees in Witchcraft

According to the Demonologists of the Inquisition, witches or sorceresses who managed to eat a queen bee before they were arrested would be able to withstand torture and trial without confessing. This is one of the many ready explanations witch-hunters had for victims who refused to buckle under, thus enabling them to condemn the accused to death without confessions.

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The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft and Wicca written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley – Copyright © 1989, 1999, 2008 by Visionary Living, Inc.

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