Top 10 Medieval Book Curses

By on December 14, 2015

At the end of a Bible, written around the year 1172, the scribe added this statement:

If anyone take away this book, let him die the death; let him be fried in a pan; let the falling sickness and fever seize him; let him be broken on the wheel, and hanged. Amen.

Of course, books were very precious because each one was meticulously created with a quill pen.

Here’s another fun one, and it rhymes:

Whoever steals this Book of Prayer
May he be ripped apart by swine,
His heart be splintered, this I swear,
And his body dragged along the Rhine.

See the top 10 curses here


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