Magic and the Supernatural in Corsica

Menhir at the prehistoric site of Filitosa. Did they invest their statues with supernatural powers?

Menhir at the prehistoric site of Filitosa. Did they invest their statues with supernatural powers?

The Corsican people have always held strong beliefs in the supernatural and magic, which predate the modern Catholic religion by a long way. The spirit world was, Corsicans believed, never very far from ours and the two coincided at certain times.

The dead had to be appeased and bad omens banished with spells to avert mishaps to the living. Corsicans wore amulets, uttered protective charms and called on people with special powers to cure illnesses supposedly caused by supernatural forces. Continue reading