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The deliberate attempt to levy curses is often part of the practice of magic. African American hoodoo presents us with the jinx and crossed conditions, as well as a form of foot track magic which was used by Ramandeep, whereby cursed objects are laid in the paths of victims and activated when walked over. Middle Eastern and Mediterranean culture is the source of the belief in the evil eye, which may be the result of envy but, more rarely, is said to be the result of a deliberate curse. In order to be protected from the evil eye, a protection item is made from dark blue circular glass, with a circle of white around the black dot in the middle, which is reminiscent of a human eye. The size of the protective eye item may vary. Tecumseh’s curse was reputed to cause the deaths in office of Presidents of the United States elected in years divisible by 20, beginning in 1840. Curses have also been used as plot devices in literature and theater. When used as a plot device they involve one character placing a curse or hex over another character. This is distinguished from adverse spells and premonitions and other such plot devices. Rigoletto— Count Monterone places a curse on Rigoletto.
Rigoletto blames the climactic death of his daughter on the curse. Romeo and Juliet— A dying Mercutio curses the Montagues and Capulets with “A plague ‘o both your houses. Often quoted as “a pox on both your houses. Sleeping Beauty — Maleficent places a curse on Princess Aurora to die on her 16th birthday. Beauty and the Beast — Enchantress transforms prince to beast. There Will Be Blood — Daniel Plainview was cursed by Eli Sunday through “blessing” of Daniel’s oil rig and through “baptism”. A number of curses are used to explain the failures or misfortunes of specific sports teams, players, or even cities. No first-time winner of the World Snooker Championship has successfully defended his title since the event was first held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield in 1977. The Curse of the Billy Goat was used to explain the failures of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, who did not win a World Series championship between 1908 and 2016, and a National League pennant between 1945 and 2016. There was a famous curse called the Curse of the Bambino on the Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball team.
The “Krukow Kurse” was used to explain the San Francisco Giants’ failure to ever win the World Series until 2010. Marketing experts have highlighted “the curse of Gillette”, given the mishaps that happen to sports stars associated with the brand. Ancient Greek cursed object against enemies in a trial, written on a lead figurine put in a lead box, 420-410 BC, Kerameikos Archaeological Museum, Athens. Cursed objects are generally supposed to have been stolen from their rightful owners or looted from a sanctuary. The Hope Diamond is supposed to bear such a curse, and bring misfortune to its owner. The stories behind why these items are cursed vary, but they usually are said to bring bad luck or to manifest unusual phenomena related to their presence. Limestone donation-stele from Mendes, 3rd Intermediate Period, Dynasty XXII. There is a broad popular belief in curses being associated with the violation of the tombs of mummified corpses, or of the mummies themselves. This section uncritically uses texts from within a religion or faith system without referring to secondary sources that critically analyze them.
The Mahabharata, Book 13 of 18: Anusasana Parva. Buddhaghosha’s Parables: translated from Burmese by Captain T. Rogers: With an Introduction, containing Buddha’s Dhammapada, or “Path of Virtue”, translated from Pâli by F. Shaven but stirred: the Gillette curse”. Henry, Woods, Federer: The curse of Gillette”. The Random House Dictionary, copyright 2009 by Random House, Inc. Curse tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient World by John G.
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