magic

Magic includes a wide variety of different occurrences. Perhaps the most widely known and mundane are the potions brewed by apothecaries and village wise women. These range from simple willow-bark extracts intended to dull pain to poisons and potions made from exotic herbs. Wards and amulets intended to protect against the evil eye are also extremely common in some cultures. In the less scrupulous shops in back alleys of these areas it is also possible to purchase spells intended to set the evil eye on others. Elaborate rituals to appease the gods and guide the dead are performed at temples and shrines-these are considered a kind of magic. Temples often house moving statues and mysteriously opening doors which impress the uninformed masses but are rumored to be powered by complex mechanisms instead of magic. Various faith healers and miracle workers appear from time to time, many among the cult known as the Path.

magic

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