Manage episode 293392849 series 2797677
Oinomancy and Tyromancy. Divination by wine and divination by cheese. RJ and Elle discuss the history of Alcohol as a tool for magic. The consumption of Alcohol goes well into pre-history, with the earliest records existing in ancient mesopotamia. RJ Gags remembering alcohol poisoning patients he treated as an EMT. They also discuss the Maenads, ancient greek priestesses of Dionysus who used alcohol to commune with their god. They performed several rituals at their Baccanals before the practice was outlawed by the Roman Government. In the Extra Spell, RJ discusses the history of Witches Brew and how our current image of the witch with pointy hat, cat, broomstick, and cauldron come from female brewmasters. RJ finishes his portion by touching on the history of alcoholism. Elle performs Oinomancy in the ancient greek tradition for Shanna.
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