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Faggot Patch - Hobbs, Peter

Artist
Peter Hobbs
Date
2009
Publisher
Media Guru
Format
Multiples
Size
13 × 13 cm
Description

A felt patch with the image of a bundle of sticks on it. The history of the word “faggot” reveals the intimate connection between Gay men, heresy and witchcraft. Both witches and heretics were regularly burned on bundles of sticks called “faggots.” In popular speech of the time expressions popped up like “fire and faggots” suggesting that the victims themselves were called “faggots.” The word “Faggot” comes from the Latin or Greek fagus, which means beech or oak trees. Burning witches and heretics on bundles of faggots may have originated from a religious link with beech and oak trees – which were sacred in pre-Christian Europe.

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