Recent Examples on the WebThe logic of substitution is common to folk magic around the world and might have been central to apotropaic magic, too.
Geoff Manaugh, The New Yorker, 31 Oct. 2019 The witches’ marks, also known as apotropaic marks, are ritual protection symbols carved to protect against witchcraft.
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