News, Notes, and Dispatches From Wherever Coconuts Grow

April 11, 2004

Too much spirit kills sorcerer

Here's a news report out of Sri Lanka of a sorcerer who accidentally killed himself instead of removing the evil spirit from a customer:

The 71-year-old man had used his full force to dash a coconut on the ground as part of the ritual on behalf of a customer, but lost his balance and ended up hooked on the trident, a weapon of Hindu gods, the Sinhalese-language Lankadeepa said.

Posted by brian at April 11, 2004 08:17 PM