Fascinating ways different cultures ward off evil spirits

From jumping over babies to playing with fire

Stars Insider

23/07/20 | StarsInsider


Much of the world subscribes to the belief in the dichotomy of good and evil, so it makes sense that most cultures have some form of ushering in the former and casting out the latter. Over the centuries, traditions, rituals, and festivals have developed and adapted to keep these ancient practices alive.

The most fascinating part of these rituals is how creative various cultures' approach can be to warding off evil spirits, from jumping over babies to putting up phallic images around town. Click through to take a visual tour of some of the most stunning and most head-scratching practices to cast out evil.


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