Magic and Curses
Cursed tablets and sometimes figurines were put in graves and sanctuaries.
There was activity of the gods and human activity. In ancient Greece it was
believed that if something occurred that was difficult to understand it was
due to the intervention of the gods, not natural causes.
Hippokrates wrote about the Sacred Disease saying he did not think it was
any more divine or sacred than any other disease.
o Said because of its rare characteristics man assumed it was from the
People knew that gods could be envious and disruptive; often put in negative
Gods did not give rules to men to govern human societies
Kosmos= ordered world
Rules and order of the kosmos were in the god’