Three Weird Things You Didn’t Know About The History of Magic

Three Weird Things You Didn’t Know About The History of Magic

While examining the stories, picking the options and making the story for Harry Potter: A History of Magic, we have experienced magic around each corner. Here we have found three odd things you probably won’t think about magic, unusual myths and strange customs, and being charmed by the strange universe of magic and wizardry.

A Phoenix takes 9 days to grow from its ashes

Phoenixes are a standout amongst the most mythical fanciful winged creatures and Dumbledore’s feathered companion Fawkes was a much-cherished character in the books. Their conduct and life cycle were frequently depicted in reference books about creatures genuine and envisioned. In one custom, it was said that the Phoenix was local to Arabia, lived for a long time, and in its maturity would make its very own burial from fire from branches and plants. It would then fan the flames with its own wings, so as to be devoured by the flame, before rising again from the ashes following 9 days.

Need to gather a mandrake? At that point get yourself a dog

An exercise in Herbology now – in the Middle Ages, it was trusted that mandrakes could fix headaches, ear infection, and gout. In the meantime, it was assumed that this plant was dangerous to grow since its foundations took after the human form; when pulled starting from the earliest stage, its yells could cause madness. This is the reason medieval plant-gatherers conceived a detailed strategy to collect mandrakes. The most ideal approach to acquire one securely was to uncover its underlying rots with an ivory stake, joining the plant to a dog with a string. A horn should then be sounded, drowning the screeching while in the meantime startling the puppy, making it pull out the mandrake.

A unicorn can have two horns

As of late unicorns have shown up in our hair, on our toast, and on our garments, yet our interest for the horned horse returns hundreds of years. In 1694, Pierre Pomet, a French pharmacist, distributed his Histoire générale des Drogues. One of its representations indicates five distinct types of the unicorn, among them the camphor (a horned horse from Arabia) and the pirassoipi. The pirassoipi’s most unmistakable element is its twin horns (doubtlessly this is strange). Pomet detailed that this two-horned unicorn was as vast as a donkey and as bushy as a bear. He likewise noticed that unicorn horn was “very much used, by virtue of the extraordinary properties ascribed to it, basically against toxic things”.

Jessica Blair

Jessica Blair is the lead editor of Weird News Ledger. Before joining Weird News Ledger, Jessica worked as a national political reporter for Postmedia News. She has covered many political events on and off since 2006, writing for Sun Media, and producing for CTV and for CBC.

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