Friday, 3 December 2010

Requiem for a Village 2

One sequence which has been puzzling me in 'Requiem for a Village' is where a frog is caught, hung from a tree and then its bones separated and cast onto a stream.

The film is soon to be released on DVD


Between Channels said...

Wonderful screenshots, would love to watch this. Having studied a bit of folklore, I believe the casting and retrieval of toad bones into a river is meant to give a person command over animals (including people), although it was usually intended for horses. I'd try it but its too cold at the moment.

wolfspider said...

The Leaper Between

An Historical Study of the Toad-bone Amulet; its forms, functions, and praxes in popular magic.


Thanks Wolfspier this is really interesting