The idle ramblings of a Jack of some trades, Master of none

This is how the ancient Egyptians would capture the love of a woman:

Take a little shaving off the head of a man who has died a violent death, together with seven grains of barley that have been buried in the grave of a dead man; you pound them with ten oipe of apple-seeds; you add the blood of the worm of a black dog and a little of the blood of the second finger of your left hand (the one closest to your heart) and some of your semen, you pound them together and you put them into a cup of wine ... and you make the woman drink it.

Okay, so it doesn't explain how you will make the woman drink it, or indeed where you can get grains of barley from the grave of a man who is not dead. And what the devil is an oipe?


The Leiden Papyrus


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