This is the story of Maria la porta alba red dead killed by the ignorance of the people

The story tells of a woman named “Maria la Rossa” (because of the color of her hair) she was in love with Michael, who lived outside the city walls. When they opened Port’Alba, they were very happy because “mo putevane vederse all ‘ and juone and makes the love.”

However, whenever I tried to go past the door, a supernatural force prevented him from passing: there was no explanation, it must have been a curse. Young people, after several attempts, surrendered and Maria started to eat more “and so dry bones ‘ cacciaje facette fora, niro under the ca ‘ addeventaje, so ugly to people uocchie believed ca was na witch” … and so it was decided to hang the woman in a cage just below the arc Port’Alba, leaving it die of hunger and thirst.
“‘ the spirit of Mary, however, remained the”, and so many people, when the night is “black”, with no Moon, have seen wandering the restless Ghost in search of her lover.

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Hypatia of Alexandria was a Greek astronomer and philosopher, great math. Experienced between the fourth and fifth centuries, there are no extant writings, perhaps because of the fire rushed to the library of Alexandria, but they’ll be philosophers of later centuries to invoke his figure as a symbol of knowledge and freedom of thought.
They were not only scientific discoveries make it illustrious (invented astrolabe; suggested the elliptical motion of the Earth) but above all the political engagement that assumed and that of dissatisfaction with the work of dissemination of knowledge among the people (went into the squares discussing science, explain the philosophers of the past, astonomici).

With the accession of Episcopal Bishop Cyril, Hypatia, partly as a result of political power that was given, became an awkward: in this climate of religious fanaticism, she is murdered in a brutal (stoned to church, mutilated and burnt alive) by a group of Christian monks.
But this was not enough to bury his work: he is still a symbol of freedom of the sciences and the emancipation of women.

The origin of the myth of #Streghe is very ancient: just think that already in #Bibbia is told the story of “Witch of Endor”, the necromancer addressed by King Saul to consult the Prophet Samuel, now dead.

Further back in time, traces of magic and esoteric arts can be found in the code of Hamurabi: indeed, at the Egyptians the work of sorcerers is evoked not only for magic spells and curses … .. .but also to cure physical illnesses and the spirit and to ease the path of the dead in the afterlife