The “Istrice”, hedhehog, is considered by Sicilian folklore a delicatessen and also a magical animal. His “aculea” since millennia were considered natural charms against the evil eye.
In my region, fishermen used them also as fishing floats because it was said they bringed good luck and anglers used them when fishes seemed to avoid their bates…some Italian Witches lore

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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