The magicians succeed in turning the Nile water into blood (vii.
Innocent, like his predecessor, hated heresy, and in the bull Summis desiderantes (5th of December 1484) he instigated very severe measures against magicians and witches in Germany; he prohibited (1486) on pain of excommunication the reading of the propositions of Pico della Mirandola; he appointed (1487) T.
All fine magicians individually, but as a group, an absolute knockout.
In the religious literature they are almost exclusively represented as magicians and diviners opposing the Christian missionaries, though we find two of them acting as tutors to the daughters of Laegaire, the high-king, at the coming of St Patrick.
He was one of the evil demons of the seven planets, the Maskim of the ancient Akkadian religion, a conception transmitted through the Chaldeans, the Babylonians and the Jewish Kabbala to medieval and modern astrologers and magicians.
They may, it is true, be associated with ghost gods, but in Australia it cannot even be asserted that the gods are spirits at all, much less that they are the spirits of dead men; they are simply magnified magicians, super-men who have never died; we have no ground, therefore, for regarding the cult of the dead as the origin of religion in this area; this conclusion is the more probable, as ancestor-worship and the cult of the dead generally cannot be said to exist in Australia.
and high priest of Ptah, with his rather tragical experiences at the hands of magicians.
When magicians made figures of wax representing men whom they desired to injure, this was of course an illegal act like any Dther, and the law stepped in to prevent it: one papyrus that has been preserved records the judicial proceedings taken in 1uch a case in connection with the harem conspiracy against Rameses III.
His production consists of two elaborate complementary lists: the one describing sign-pictures and giving their meanings, the other cataloguing ideas in order to show how they could be expressed in hieroglyphic. Each seems to us to be made up of curious but perverted reminiscences eked out by invention; but they might someday prove to represent more truly the usages of mystics and magicians in designing amulets, &c., at a time approaching the middle ages.
In the priestly narrative (P) the plagues assume the form of a trial of skill between Aaron, who acts at Moses' command, and the Egyptian magicians, and thus connect with vii.
Valens returned to Antioch, wherein the winter of 373-4 he instituted a persecution of magicians and other people whom he foolishly believed to imperil his life.
But these men were accounted magicians by the vulgar; and, while the one eventually assumed the tiara, the other was incarcerated in a dungeon.
I); but the expression is used oftener, either as a name for some special class of magicians, or as a term for magicians 111 general (ix.
Both Simons were Samaritans, both were magicians, and the second Simon claimed for himself what was claimed for the earlier Simon by the people, namely, that he was the great power of God.
Everybody's Magic is a collection of easy to perform magic tricks from some of the best-known magicians in the UK.
The Thumb Tip is commonly used by amateur magicians.
Then next, at least in the first cycle, there's the response of the Egyptian magicians who stand with Pharaoh.
We stock Fire Magic Tricks for both stage magic or close-up magicians.
From the point of view of faith no one is interested in the names of Pharaoh's magicians.
It's a sworn oath for magicians not to tell the audience how a trick is done.
sworn oath for magicians not to tell the audience how a trick is done.
Infamous magicians, in both myth and history, have had a trickster or clown side to their character.
8 as the Egyptian magicians who withstood Moses.
Reinach, therefore, supposes that in the Stone age which succeeded, pictorial art was banned because it had got into the hands of magicians and had come to be regarded as inevitably uncanny and malefic. This is certainly the secret of the ordinary Mahommedan prohibition of pictures and statues, which goes even to the length of denying to poor little Arab girls the enjoyment of having dolls.
Throughout Africa the death of anyone is ascribed to the magicians of some hostile tribe or to the malicious act of a neighbour.
In early Irish literature the druids chiefly appear as magicians and diviners, but they are also the repositaries of the learning of the time which they transmitted to the disciples accompanying them (see Druidism).
We explore the antics of " weird " specialists, bizarre magicians and sideshow performers.
This may include clowns, magicians, ponies, inflatable slides, etc. While all of these things are certainly entertaining, they may not be appropriate for a baby's birthday.
Ask if he or she likes stories about athletes, or detectives, or kids who work themselves out of a difficult problem, or about magicians.
It is no wonder that perfume makers have been described as magicians with supernatural powers.
Other shows feature Vegas-style revues as well as individual performers: magicians, comedians, harpists, and a cappella groups are frequent entertainers on Celebrity ships.
Comedy acts, jugglers, and magicians often appear on lounge stages, and more intricate scheduled shows are performed frequently.
Dance troupes, magicians, card trick artists, cabaret acts, and comedians all grace the lounges.
Clowns and magicians demonstrate how to make towel animals as part of their acts.
Men will also often be seen as medieval kings or magicians.
Dryads, fairies, nymphs and magicians are common sights.
Although kids will most likely enjoy the improvised shows of magicians, dancers, and musician foung throughout the streets, some shows can also be enjoyed at the Las Vegas theaters.
Wet Wet Wet could be regarded as consisting of musical magicians.
Magicians and comics can provide more informal entertainment at parties where the whole family is invited.
NBC's America's Got Talent is a talent show reminiscent of Star Search where performers of all types (singers, dancers, magicians, comedians) perform for the winning title.
During the preliminary rounds former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff, British journalist Piers Morgan, and Ozzy Osbourne's wife, Sharon, are given the task of booting off the worst wannabe singers, dancers, magicians and comedians.
Power flows along ley lines and pools into nodes; tapping into this power makes these Heralds very powerful magicians.
They expect to see grim castles, evil magicians, simple peasants and noble heroes.
Combining magical systems within a single work is for advanced magicians only - do not try this at home!
Nor was the knowledge confined to these pious circles; the name continued to be employed by healers, exorcists and magicians, and has been preserved in many places in magical papyri.
his aid was "compelled" by the magicians and necromancers to fetch the gods and entertain them with food (especially in the ceremony of gazing into the bowl of oil), and he is invoked by them sometimes as the "Good Ox-herd."
When Erik Blood-axe, son of Harold Haarfager, visited Bjarmaland in 922, he found Gunhild, daughter of Asur Tote, living among the Lapps, to whom she had been sent by her father for the purpose of being trained in witchcraft; and Ivan the Terrible of Russia sent for magicians from Lapland to explain the cause of the appearance of a comet.
They observe omens, have magicians and rain-makers, and sometimes resort to ordeal to discover a crime.
These are distinguished by circular huts with domed or conical roofs; clothing of skin or leather; occasional chipping or extraction of lower incisors; spears as the principal weapons, bows, where found, with a sinew cord, shields of hide or leather; religion, ancestor-worship with belief in the power of the magicians as rain-makers.
They were also renowned for their magicians, who had strange remedies for various diseases.
C. Thompson, The Reports of the Magicians and Astrologers of Nineveh and Babylon (London, 1900); A.
Our answer is that everything in the civilized mythologies which we regard as irrational seems only part of the accepted and rational order of things (at least in the case of " medicine-men " or magicians) to contemporary savages, and in the past seemed equally rational and natural to savages concerning whom we have historical information.
C. Thompson, Reports of the Magicians and Astrologers of Nineveh and Babylon (2 vols., London, 1900); F.
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