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The Magic Medieval Symbols Used to Ward Off Demons

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The Magic Medieval Symbols Used to Ward Off Demons

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In the church of St. Mary?s in the small English village of Troston, a group of medieval markings known as ?witch marks? adorn the wall. Their purpose was to ward off evil ? especially the demonic kind.

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In the Middle Ages, evil was thought to be everywhere. From peasants to kings, the people of Britain believed devils and witches stalked the land, causing chaos, bad fortune, and tens of thousands of deaths. Hosts Clive Anderson and Mary-Ann Ochota examine this time of superstition, magic, and fear. Follow them as they visit an ancient church in the village of Troston marked with medieval demonic symbols.

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