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Report: Students Who Take Latin Have Better Chance Of Summoning Demon Later In Life

October 18, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ARCANA-MVSA

Ah yes, the one good Latin has ever done me.

I am totally kidding. :D

In all seriousness, there was (supposedly) a story of a Latin teacher who was trying to teach his students the forms of the verb esse. To do this, he turned it into a chant - "Sum es est! Sumus estis sunt!" But of course, anything chanted in Latin makes it sound like you're summoning a demon, and soon his students were going around chanting that thing at each other and at other students, and eventually it got to the point where a video popped up of a student saying that chant and ... trying to summon something out of a school toilet? Something like that.

I've no idea if that was true or not, and I'm not in the mood to hunt down the post, but it's honestly hilarious regardless. Now on for some onions, glorious onions. :D

Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresGarner

The onion LOL! XD have a lingot.

I wonder how many Romans saw this article and are now doing seances.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Tahlia

That just made my day. XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ululare

you are ahead of the curve at Hogwarts too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SineNmine

The official language of the Catholic Church is Latin. Some of us attend Mass vetus ordo or usus antiquor, prayed in Latin. The article is absoluty trash. The devil hates Latin.

Sancte Míchael Archángele, defénde nos in proelio contra nequitiam et insidias diáboli, esto praesidium. IMPERET ILLI DEUS! supplices deprecamur, tuque princeps militiae caelestis, satanam aliosque spiritus malignos, quid ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo, divina virtuto in infernum detrúde. Amen


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ARCANA-MVSA

The article is poking fun at Hollywood and its old old tradition of demons being summoned using arcane Latin chants in horror movies. There's irony written all over this tendency, but hey - it's Hollywood. :D

That said, I actually have heard of a cult that exists somewhere which firmly believes that the spells in the Harry Potter movies are real, and that the movies are basically the Devil trying to instill some ulterior motives in the unsuspecting minds of children watching the movie through those spells. Ironic? Absolutely, for this very reason. (All the Harry Potter spells are Latin.)

I don't know if that cult is still around, but I do know for a fact that it was real. Domine Dirige Nos ...

(If anybody gets the reference in that last sentence, I'd be very happy! :D )

Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/denisdawei

"Domine dirige nos" is the motto of the "City of London" which is a different place from London

I don't understand what reference you meant hehehe


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mommarigo

Thank you, I'm saving the Sancte Michael Archangele. Have a lingot :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SineNmine

Ps: divina virtutE in infernum detrúde. Amen

;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vetyr_Cylni

That’s “scary”, isn’t it obvious you were sharing a funny article? But seriously, cogito, numquam sum


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PedroHafermann

Finally, being a natural speaker of latin, I am able to learn English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AniOhevYayin

Great post & link. One would not necessarily need to know Latin or Greek or Aramaic or be able to read to do defixiones because mostly there were stock foreign deities and phrases and one would pay a fee to have someone do it just right for the greatest effect. A good read: John Gager, Curse Tablets and Binding Spells in the Ancient World (Oxford, 1992). There's a lot of good material online now. E.g., https://grbs.library.duke.edu/article/view/5281/5347 and https://feminaeromanae.org/defixiones.html Have a lingot


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aesthetic563

Haha, yes. That's so great!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ErnestoB-

Not a good reason, please, there are some that are annoying me right now, some don't even let me have my dinner in peace!

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