Wednesday, May 16, 2018

"It was only when placing one of the beams aside we happened to put it down with daylight glancing along its length and we spotted that it . . . was covered in apotropaic markings."

BB:

A customer came in one weekend looking for “an oak beam for his fireplace lintel.”

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Apotropaic markings, or protection marks, are basically magic symbols thought to ward off evil influences and keep malevolent fates at bay