Fertility
2012
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Superstitions to ensure fertility are not only linked with plants. In many parts of Eastern Europe, a woman who fails to conceive within a responsible time after marriage is beaten with a stick that has been used to separate copulating dogs. By this means the fertility of the animal is transferred to the human.

Excerpt from ‘Magic, Myth and Medicine’ by John Camp (1973)
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Fertility
2012
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Superstitions to ensure fertility are not only linked with plants. In many parts of Eastern Europe, a woman who fails to conceive within a responsible time after marriage is beaten with a stick that has been used to separate copulating dogs. By this means the fertility of the animal is transferred to the human.

Excerpt from ‘Magic, Myth and Medicine’ by John Camp (1973)
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