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Jul 03 2009

A bowl fit for a Succubus?

Okay, I admit that I do look for things that sometimes do not make a lot of sense, cost far too much, or just are so far out of consideration that I can’t help but laugh over it…

I’m not exactly sure where this item falls…

A Succubus Bowl?

Obviously this is a terra cotta bowl…

This item, and a second bowl are on auction for…

$5000…

That’s a 5 with three zeros behind it…

According to the sale:

Found in The Levant, two Magic or Incantation Bowls designed in the Aramaic language with Hebrew letters that spiral to middle of bowl. Buried upside down under a home the spell set a trap for the succubus Lilith and other evil demon gods. One bowl has a figural motif (7″ diameter) and the other is Serpent motif (6″ diameter.)Respective prices are $2,700 and $2,400. Circa 3rd Century C.E. Both in excellent condition.

Now I can’t afford to buy them, but they do bring me to pondering two thoughts…

One is that, those bowls were found upside down right? Therefore them might have trapped a Succubus…

Where is she now?

And secondly…

Coming from the 3rd century to the 21st…

How would she make do?

And that just pokes a story idea into my mind to ponder this weekend…

Tera

1 comment

  1. avatar
    James

    It could be a wonderful story, Majesty. Though I have some suspiscions about the whole thing. First, Aramaic was not written with exactly Hebrew letters, if I remember correctly. Second, nobody would have been using Aramaic in the third century (all the nasty business of Jerusalem being destroyed and all the Israelites scattered, etc.).

    Finally, would a succubus be that much stupider than a succubi? Would she really let herself get trapped under a bowl? An incubus, maybe, because guys never ask for directions. 😈

    I think the magic in these bowls comes in separating people from their money. 😉

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