Witches had pet penises

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  1. Johnny Thunder

    Johnny Thunder Haunt Club Moderator Staff Member Hey Haunter, welcome to the Club!

  2. Jimmy

    Jimmy Haunt Club Officer Staff Member Hey Haunter, welcome to the Club!

    lmao. Where do you find this stuff?! I'd love to see what kind of retargeted ads you get ;)

    Thought I'd add some misguided imagery to this...

    Also; an excerpt from the original article:

    "According to a 15th century guide to detecting and eradicating witchcraft, witches were capable of making penises vanish—and some even kept them in nests and fed them oats.

    Since time immemorial, men have worried irrationally about perceived threats to their penises. Long before there was castration anxiety, there was something far more sinister: the myth of phallus-stealing witches who kept wriggling, dismembered members as pets.

    The best-known description of this practice occurs in the Malleus Maleficarum, a 15th century witch hunting manual written by Heinrich Kramer. Historians typically regard it as a ludicrous and misogynistic text that nonetheless resulted in countless vicious murders of women accused of witchcraft; in The Salem Witch Trials Reader, Frances Hill describes it as "one of the most terrifying and obnoxious books ever written." The Malleus is rife with obvious anxieties about female sexual desire—as folklorist Moira Smith notes in her paper, Penis Theft in the Malleus Maleficarum, "Many of the crimes (maleficia) attributed to witches concerned sexuality: copulation with incubus devils, procuring abortions, causing sterility and stillbirth, and impeding sexual relations between husbands and wives."
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2016
  3. InfernoFudd

    InfernoFudd Haunter Staff Member Hey Haunter, welcome to the Club!

    Yep. Witches gotta go.

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