Sunday, March 27, 2016

Cursed Goddess of Death

This is the classic example of a good story were there is no proof any of it is true.

A phallic symbol.
Goddess of Death
In 1878, an ancient statue was dug up in Lemb, Cyprus. It was made of pure limestone and was created in 3500 BCE.

It is believed it was a fertility figure that was given as an offering to a Goddess.

It was first called Women from Lemb but it was renamed The Goddess of Death when it became clear that anyone who owned it met untimely deaths.

After its discovery the first person to procure it was Lord Elphont during the time Cyprus was under British colonial rule. Within 6 years, he and seven members of his family all died.

The statue was now in Europe. The next owner, Ivor Menucci and his entire family died of unexplained causes within 4 years. Lord Thompson-Noel then acquired it. Again, within 4 years his entire family had perished.

After this, the statue disappeared for a while. It was later mysteriously found in a cellar cabinet.

The last private owner of this statue was Sir Alan Biverbrook. All but two of his sons succumb to this curse. Including his wife and two younger daughters.

It was now apparent that the Lemb statue was haunted but even worse cursed. The Biverbrook sons not wanting to become its next victims donated it to the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh in the early 1900s. This museum since has been renamed the National Museum of Scotland.

National Museum of Scotland

 The first curator to handle the statue—now known as the Goddess of Death—died within the first year.

This odd limestone statue remains in this museum today. No further deaths have occurred. Many believe the reason for this is because the statue is kept locked behind glass.

Very few people are allowed to touch it and those who do are not allowed to handle it with their bare hands.

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