Sabbath

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SABBATH. The same as Sunday. (q.v.)

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It takes up topics as varied as Albrecht Durer's wood carvings of hags and demons, the relationship between pictures of witches' Sabbaths to actual witch hunts, the connections between certain pagan goddesses and witch iconography, gender and magic in village folk drama, and the fragmented, image-driven confessions of child-witches.
He was also one of the most original artists of his age, introducing--and popularising--a wide range of subject-matter, from interiors of Kunstkammern or picture galleries to devilish scenes of witches' sabbaths and so-called 'monkeys' kitchens', allegories of a whole gamut of human vices played out by apes.
She proposes that the whole, largely mythical, belief in witches' sabbaths constructed a counter-church, which hospitably annexed traditional anti-Semitic motifs to its essential misogyny.