According to mythology an incubus is a male sexual demon that preys on woman, the female counterpart of an incubus is called a succubus. Incubi are sometimes said to be able to conceive children. The half-human offspring of such a union is sometimes referred to as a cambion. The text comes from The ‘Malleus Maleficarum’ (Hammer of the Witches), written in 1486 by the German priest Heinrich Kramer, and ‘Demoniality, or Incubi and Succubi’ written by the Italian Franciscan priest Ludovicus Maria Sinistrari de Ameno (born 26 February 1622, died 1701) in 1692. The inclusion of both texts marks the beginning of the witch hunting hysteria and the ebbing with 1692 being the year of the Salem witch trials.
Demonality of the Incubi and Succubi. 1486 & 1692
Recreation of titlepages with added historical elements. Printed on watercolour paper with archival inks, and packaged in protective sheet. 5"x7"
Small prints on antique style paper, mounted to actual antique salvaged wood, and hung with twine. 3.5" x 4.5"