The Sabbath

Schermata 2016-01-25 alle 17.21.46According to tradition, the Sabbath was the meeting of the witches with Satan, which took place mainly on saturday  night; usually the venue for the meeting was a field or a forest. The witches went to the Sabbath under the cover of darkness, with magical transport, often riding on brooms. They swore allegiance to the devil who generally took part to the Sabbath in its classical manifestation or in the guise of a monstrous goat, reported on their evil activities then feasted, danced and gave themselves up to licentiousness of all kinds. During these meetings were committed sacrilegious acts as desecrating hosts, or crimes, such as killing children.