King Solomon

16 Sep

Legends say that King Solomon, renowned for its propensity for witchcraft, had a very powerful amulet. In the legends he is called Solomon’s seal, this was an amulet that gave power over demons. With this printing Solomon elicited a demon name of the angel, whom he feared, and then ordered the demon to hang the gates of the temple. From the legend that the primary was still very amulet, and the inscriptions on it – are secondary. On amulets, appeared later and like Solomon print depicting demons, against which acted amulet or himself Solomon. Besides images, the amulet could contain so-called sacred writings – the names of the angels, or spells, which mentioned the names. And most importantly, that contained Solomon’s seal – this image of defeat and the death of an evil spirit or demon. For example, on the amulet could be portrayed Solomon on horseback, striking his sword demon in disguise zmei.

Frantsuzsky archaeologist XIX century. Leon Gustave Schlumberger found similar amulet, but a slightly different picture. On the front side of the amulet was a picture of Solomon strikes demon with the head and tail of a snake woman. On the reverse side is the inscription, which states that, the demon faces death if it will cause any harm to the owner of the amulet. From what specifically protect the Solomon’s seal? According to ancient legends, they were designed to protect against the evil eye and causing damage. Snake-like demon image taken literally, but the character who would punish him, correlated with some saint. King Solomon


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