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Haunted Locations: Lemb, Cypress & The Goddess of Death

Welcome to weird Wednesday where we explore the darkest corners of the globe, searching for the mysterious and unknown. Today, we will explore a haunted object from Lemb, Cypress.

Objects can be haunted every bit as much as a location. These objects are made more frightening due to the fact that they can be moved from place to place, giving them access to fresh victims that do not know what they hold.

Goddess of Death, otherwise known as the Woman from Lemb statue, is made from pure limestone, small, dates to 3,500 B.C., and was found in Lemb, Cyprus back in 1878.

Some say the Goddess is a fertility statue. Look at the curves and round belly. Others claim, and more accurately so, that she is a statue of death. Good name, considering nobody that’s touched her has lived beyond 6 years after contact.

Let’s look at the facts:

The first person to fall victim was Lord Elphont. Shortly after acquiring possession, he mysteriously died, as did all 7 members of his family. Normal enough.

This cursed object continued to reap and reave itself on the next few owners, the Menucci family and the family of Lord Thompson-Noel, with the same effect; the owners & their entire families all died mysteriously.

Along the way, the two surviving members of the last owner’s family were smart enough to pawn the Goddess to a museum, then the curator who handled the statue died.

Then people stopped touching the statue.

The Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburg encased the statue in glass and there hasn’t been a case of entire families of people perishing since. In this case, no hunting needed, you can view but you can definitely not touch!

Stay tuned for another haunted object on the next episode of Weird Wednesday!

*Originally posted to the House of Stitched Blog. Research assistance from Dark Rose.


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