Musical antidote to tarantula's poison

Athanasius Kircher1643

Vilnius University Library

Vilnius University Library
Vilnius, Lithuania

One of Athanasius Kircher's versions of Tarantella - a musical score that was considered as an antidote to tarantula's poison. Kircher writes that in order for it to work it had to correspond with temperament of the spider.


  • Title: Musical antidote to tarantula's poison
  • Creator: Athanasius Kircher
  • Date Created: 1643
  • Location Created: Cologne, Germany
  • Type: Book
  • Rights: Vilnius University Library
  • Medium: Engraving

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