And with this lesson, I've confirmed (not that I needed to), that I have no arm strength. I got so tired whipping the cream by hand :p Oh, and did anyone know that for chiffon cake cream, you put some sour cream in as well? I totally didn't know that, but it tastes SO GOOD
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Secret Witches Exhibition Notes
- Mummy’s were used as medicine during the middle ages and were mixed into medicines/used as ointments (for more information: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-gruesome-history-of-eating-corpses-as-medicine-82360284/?no-ist)
- The Pentagram came from ancient Greece and could often be found in cradles and other household furniture because it was considered a protective charm against witches and demons
- Schergräber (amulet of forefoot of mole), believed to help eyesight. The mole’s teeth was supposed to be good for toothache.
(I hope I spelled the name right. Also, when I googled, it seems like the forefoot helped with Toothache too? So I may have mistranslated)
- The persecution of withes started in the 16th Century, when perception of witches changed drastically.
- Between the 14th to 19th Century, there was a “little ice age” where the even the summers weren’t very warm, and was devastating to the farming community.
- The Zacharias blessing was used against あらゆる災厄、ペストや魔術、悪天候 (all manner of misfortune, pestilence, magic, bad weather.)
- Exhibit included a double headed calf and cat
- Image/Characteristics of witches:
1. Contract with the devil
2. Serve the devil
4. Participates in Sabat
5. Uses black magic to do evil
- Witches were seen as an inversion of Christianity.
- Rebecca Lamp (1590), accused of being a witch. Letter to husband still remains. (Her account was translated as an exhibit)
- The use of torture charts with stings is disputed among historians
- Friedrich Spree opposed the witch trials
- Executioners wore iron masks to stay clean
- Countries which killed the most witches: Germany (by far)>France>Poland, Switzerland> Belgium/Luxembourg, Italy>England>Denmark>Hungary>Czech>Austria
- 平維茂戸隠山鬼女伊治之図（たいらのこれもちとがくしやまときじょいじのず）- this is some Edo period Ukiyo-e that was shown. Caught my attention because the exhibit is 99% focused on Europe, except for the last section.
- In Japan, witches don’t have such a negative background because they don’t have the Christian legacy.
- Fairy Tale’s mangaka drew a picture and gave a comment for this exhibition. There were other manga stills too