'This is where reproductive envy leads,' the myths seem to say, 'to exclusion from humanity and an eternity spent in restless wandering.' The psychological aspects of Gello were observed also by Leo Allatios in his work De Graecorum hodie quorundam opinionibus ("On the beliefs of the Greeks today").
Textual sources he collected on the Gello included Sappho's poem, the Suda, but also to show that these beliefs distorted or ran contrary to Christian doctrine.
In literary texts and on amulets, the demon's adversaries are Solomon, saints, or angels.
A cross or image of Christ might be placed by a child's bed to ward off Gello or demons in general; burning lamps to illuminate sacred images and incense were also used in the bedroom.The practice of baptizing infants was thought to offer protection against demon-snatching, and specifically against the gello, according to Leo Allatios.Centuries later, in Augustan Rome, Ovid describes the practice of protecting doorways with buckthorn after the birth of a child to ward off striges, winged female demons who were thought to suck the blood of newborns.that Gello also killed pregnant women and their fetuses. Happy Sexkontakte Tipps: Domain kostenlos .:: Dein Sexdate ::. Private Fick-Kontakte, gewerbliche Sexanzeigen mit Huren Nutten Sexclubs Callgirl Escort Domina Fetisch & private Kontaktanzeigen Unsere Sexkontaktanzeigen sind selbstverstndlich 100% kostenlos!
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