Jimmy Page: Hammer Of The Gods & The Hammer Of The Witches

Thanks to monkey for pointing out this rather interesting little snippet from Ross Halfin’s site:

Go to see Jamie Cullum with Jimmy [Page] at the Albert Hall…

I get Jimmy to sign my hardback copy of Hammer Of The Gods (I think it’s the only copy he’s ever signed). He signed it “Maleus Malificarum“…

My learned friends here at LAShTAL.COM will be aware that Malleus Maleficarum is usually translated as “The Hammer Of Witches“, showing that Jimmy hasn’t lost his sophisticated sense of humour, even over that book…
For more about the Malleus Maleficarum, click here. “Malleus Maleficarum (1486) is the best known (i.e., the most infamous) of the witch-hunt manuals. Written in Latin, the Malleus was first submitted to the University of Cologne on May 9th, 1487. The title is translated as “The Hammer of Witches”. Written by James Sprenger and Henry Kramer (of which little is known), the Malleus remained in use for three hundred years. It had tremendous influence in the witch trials in England and on the continent.”

For Ross Halfin’s site, click here.

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