Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Magic Vowels

This Wills's cigarette card shows a talisman with Greek vowels. According to the information on the back of the card, "the desired favors were supposed to be granted upon the correct utterance of the forty-nine different sounds of the Seven Vowels, each vowel having seven distinct methods of expression." Moreover, the ancients believed there was a correspondence between the seven vowels and seven planets known to them.

1 comment:

Eidolon said...

I love this. Great find!