Curse of Maglus

Even in todays modern society people believe in curses, ranging from the curse of the mummy to the curse im talking about today which is the curse of Maglus. Curses and superstition have seemed to be a major part of culture and day to day activities. The Curse of Maglus is not so much a known curse as an attempt to curse other. The story says that an individual who had something stolen from him created this tablet that listed the names of a few individuals whom he believed were responsible for the crime. The tablet says this ‘To the god Maglus, I give the wrongdoer who stole the cloak of Servandus. Silvester, Riomandus (etc.) … that he destroy him before the ninth day, the person who stole the cloak of Servandus…’ the end result of this curse is not recorded so we have no idea if the curse worked but the fact that this curse was used at all is interesting. The reason i bring this up is because the tablet that was found is actually quite the amazing archeological discovery. this tablet took about three years for a team of 60 archeologists to completely excavate the site. The tablet is believed to have come from the Roman Leicester of which we know very little. Prior to the find of this tablet there were only three or four names known from the Leicester after the tablet the number increased drastically which is also part of why it is a significant find. Curse tablets are not uncommon things and they are usually made of led and are inscribed with a point or stylas. For they most part they pertain to individuals who have committed the crime of theft and usually as for the god the tablet speaks of to cause harm to the individual who committed the crime. Most of the Tablets that have been found are in relatively poor shape because of how it is believed that they were stored, most people believe that the tablets were stored either rolled up or nailed to the side of a temple or shrine causing weathering and damage that makes them difficult to decipher or read at all. The reason that the Leicester Curse is so significant is because it was never rolled up or nailed to the side of any structure which allowed it to be very well preserved. The entirety of the scroll has yet to be deciphered and is still being worked on at the university of Oxford.