Two ancient curses dating back 1,600 years depict a deity with snakes coming out of its head. This deity may be none other than the goddess Hekate, the Queen of the Crossroads. Invocations in the curses resemble those used for her.
CREDIT: Photo courtesy Museo Archeologico Civico di Bolonga, cropping by Owen Jarus
At a time when black magic was relatively common, two curses involving snakes were cast, one targeting a senator and the other an animal doctor, says a Spanish researcher who has just deciphered the 1,600-year-old curses.Via http://www.livescience.com/20483-black-magic-ancient-curses.html