Jezebel and Ahab had two sons, Ahaziah and Jehoram, and after their father died, she had them elevated to joint kingship of Northern Israel. In response, the Jewish prophet Elisha had one of his servants anoint Jehu as king, to overthrow the dynasty of Ahab, and civil war broke out. During the course of the conflict, Jehu killed Jehoram, who was fleeing in a war chariot, and he confronted Jezebel in the city of Jezreel. Dressed in her finest clothes, painted with make-up, and splendidly defiant to the end, Queen Jezebel was thrown out of the window of her stronghold, and her body was left on the ground below, to be eaten by dogs.
The cautionary tale of proud, reckless, immoral, and egoistic Jezebel caused her name to be associated with idolatry and false prophecies and also with indulgence in fine clothing and the excessive use of cosmetics as a form of sexual falsity. By the early 20th century, the term "Jezebel" had come to mean a fallen or abandoned woman, an ungodly woman masquerading as a church-goer, a promiscuous woman, or a controlling woman who used her beauty and charm to deceive, manipulate, and seduce men into idolatry, faithlessness, and sexual immorality.
So why is there a line of hoodoo spiritual supplies named after wicked Queen Jezebel? Well, just as some have condemned her, others have come to praise and glorify her queenly ambitions and her complete freedom of expression in matters of philosophy, religion, morality, and sexuality.
During the same era in which the term "a painted Jezebel" began to be applied with condemnation to street-walkers, call-girls, and escorts, the community of prostitutes took up her banner. Reclaiming the name of Jezebel with pride, crafty sex workers bathe in Jezebel bath crystals, dust the insoles of their shoes with Jezebel sachet powders, perform candle magic with penis candles and vulva candles dressed with their sexual fluids and Jezebel oil to attract clients, and suffumigate their premises with Jezebel incense powders.
Like the rest of the Lucky Mojo line, Jezebel products contain genuine herbs and herbal essential oils. The Lucky Mojo labels are adapted from vintage packaging and in many cases the images are as traditional as the ingredients themselves, which in this case include the famous Jezebel Root.
Queenly Jezebel Root has its own uses in
folk-magic. Prostitutes may carry it in a
to toll in willing clients, and it is also used in a traditional
spell of dark character called "The Curse of Jezebel," in which
the practitioner carries the root in one hand for many hours, cursing all the while.
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JEZEBEL ROOT, WHOLE
Attracts men with money; also used in the famous curse of Jezebel against enemies.
Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic
by catherine yronwode
Many more folkloric magical spells utilizing DEVIL'S SHOE STRINGS can be found in the book "Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic" by catherine yronwode. Soft cover.
Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic
by catherine yronwode
Many more folkloric magical spells utilizing DEVIL'S SHOE STRINGS can be found in the book "Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic" by catherine yronwode. Hard cover.
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