Teeth of the Hanged

A well known object used by brujos is the teeth of the dead, especially the hanged or executed. Nowadays, when hanging is not so common, the teeth of those that have died by murder are just as prized. They are used in various rites, spellcraft or as amulets.

Below is an etching by Goya. Capricho 12: A caza de dientes (Out Hunting for Teeth). 1797-98.

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~ by sandra on June 20, 2006.

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