crossroads
   A place of magical power especially for conjuring spirits and DEMONs. The junctions of roads, where forces of energy cross, have been considered to have magical significance since ancient times. Crossroads are haunted by demons, FAIRIES, and evil spirits who lie in wait for unwary travelers and lead them astray. Crossroads are where witches and sorcerers gather for SABBATs, according to lore. Grass will not grow at crossroads where demons have danced.
   Some magical rituals are performed at crossroads, such as necromancy, the appearance of the GOLD-FINDING HEN, conjurations of spirits and demons, and sacrifices of animals. Crossroads also are places of confusion, and lore holds that one can evade evil spirits by running into a crossroads.

Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology. . 2009.

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