Some Notes on Binding Magic (maʾǝsärä ǝgr) in Ethiopia

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Mulugetta, Meley;

Ethiopian magical texts abound in their inclusion of magical formulae for binding slaves (maʾǝsärä ǝgr, ‘the tying of feet’), used with the intention of preventing, usually a slave, from running away. This paper will embark on a description of binding magic, the context... View more