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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In the myth and folklore of the Near East and Europe, Gello (also Gyllou, Gylou, Gillo, etc.) is one of the many names for a female demon or revenant who threatens the reproductive cycle by causing infertility, spontaneous abortion, and infant mortality. By the Byzantine era, the gello (plural gelloudes) had become a type of demonic possession rather than an individual being. Women might be tried for being gelloudes or subjected to exorcism.Aramaic inscriptional evidence of a child-snatching demon appears on a silver lamella (metal-leaf sheet) from Palestine and two incantation bowls dating to the 5th or 6th century; on these she is called Sideros (Greek for iron, a traditional protection for women during childbirth).
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  • Paperback | 220 pages
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  • 9786135913033