Truthful and Frightening Description of the many Sorcerers or Witches: An English Translation

Anonymous, Warhafftige und erschreckliche beschreibung von einem zauberer (Stupe Peter genandt) der sich zu einem wehrwolff hat können machen welcher zu Bedbur vier meilen von Cölln gelegen ist gerichtet worden den 31. October dieses 1589. jahrs was böser thaten er begangen hat. Auch wei man hin und wider viel zäuberschen verbrandt hat in diesem 1589. jahre… Continue reading Truthful and Frightening Description of the many Sorcerers or Witches: An English Translation

Six Wolves Attacking Three Children at Klagenfurt: A Translation

In the broadsheet by Wolfgang Strauch, large wolves have entered a small fenced village to kill and eat children and their father who attempted to save them. The broadsheet does not suggest that the wolves were werewolves for their size or their boldness for entering the village. It does, however, stipulate that it must have… Continue reading Six Wolves Attacking Three Children at Klagenfurt: A Translation

Depiction of the merciless, abominable, and gruesome animal: An English Translation

Unknown Artist, Abbildung deß unbarmhertzigen abschewlichen grausam und grewlichen Thiers Welches in wenig Jahren den grösten Theil Teutschlandes erbärm und jämmerlichen verheeret außgezehret und verderbet (Depiction of the merciless, abominable, and gruesome animal, which within a few years ravaged, starved, and wasted the greatest part of Germany), c. 1630, place of publication unknown.Engraving, Sheet: 34.6… Continue reading Depiction of the merciless, abominable, and gruesome animal: An English Translation

Cynocephali in the Caribbean: An English Translation

Translation of Lorenz Fries, Uslegung der Mercarthen oder Carta Marina 1525, leaf XVI Unknown Artist, ‘Cannibals on the Caribbean Island’, in Lorenz Fries, Uslegung der Mercarthen oder Carta Marina, Strasbourg: Johannes Grüninger 1525, leaf XVI,Woodcut, handcolouring, 10.5 x 14.4 cm,Rhode Island, Archive of Early American Images, The John Carter Brown Library, Brown University. http://jcb.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/detail/JCB~1~1~5219~8560004:-Cannibals-on-a-Caribbean-island-?sort=image_date%2Csubject_groups  ©John Carter Brown Library,… Continue reading Cynocephali in the Caribbean: An English Translation

Franz Hogenberg’ Petter Stump Broadsheet: A Translation

An English Translation of the Cologne Broadsheet Franz Hogenberg, Stump Petter, Cologne, 1589,Engraving,Staatliche Museen zu Berlin,Source: Artstor Franz Hogenberg, Srump Petter, Cologne, 1589 Broadsheet English Translation: Near Bedburg in that same country I changed myself into a wolf, Spent my life a while with magic, despised God. I gave myself over to Evil And took… Continue reading Franz Hogenberg’ Petter Stump Broadsheet: A Translation