'Hello! My name is Buffy. Ask me about curses.'
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer, episode 1, Season 6
Welcome to Buddha's Black Dog, my blog on curses and spells: for what it's about (and my other blogs). see
Buddha's Black Dog is organised thematically, and older posts will be linked to after each post.
Some proverbial curses are presented humorously, but may have an uncomfortable edge, eg
I hope your rabbit dies and you can't sell the hutch
Probably quite old this one, with variants through the ages. Our favourite is this from Flashman and the Mountain of Light
Well thank'ee Sir Henry, and I hope your rabbit dies and you can't sell the hutch
ANCIENT CURSES 1: the Curse of Akkad
ANCIENT CURSES 2: Otzi the Ice Man
ANCIENT CURSES 3: Egyptian Curses
Curses and Music 1: The 27 Curse and Amy Winehouse
CURSES THAT WORKED 1: the Curse of Shakespeare's Tomb
Historical Curses 1: the Monition of Cursing Against the Border Reivers
Theatre Curses 1: Macbeth