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no positive evidence survives, so far as we know, to show that in the practice
of witchcraft the secrets of the fungi were utilized no evidence, that is, beyond
toadstool itself, this humble folkword with its secret message. Does the absence
of positive evidence mean that the toadstool was not used in the practices of the
Old Religion, or that the secret was successfully kept For the present we leave
the answer to the reader.
There is no reason to suppose that
Russia produces more mushrooms than the United States or England.
Almost forty years after Mr. Coxe published his Travels, another English
physician, Dr. Robert Lyall, brought out in 1823 a volume entitled The Character
of the Russians, in which he dwelt at length on the Russians addiction
to mushrooms. He even undertook to record the common names used by
the Russians and to identify them.
The knowledge of edible mushrooms [said Dr. Down through the Middle
Ages and into modern times the toad was still freighted with this primitive
cargo of evil. Tosca and taxe may have contributed to the shaping of our words
toad and tad. As we said before, the etymology of toad is unknown. We
must consider the possibility that, by steps that may forever remain obscure,
the Anglo-Saxon words come down to us in toad and tad by lineal descent.
The irregular mutation of -sc- and -x- into d could have been a euphemistic
pilz @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:45:39 PM