Fun Fact of the Week #367
In "To Switch a Witch" from The Scooby-Doo Show, "The Mark of Mormal" on The Ghost of Milissa Wilcox's grave is not just a made-up symbol as the casual viewer might think. It is a real-life occult symbol known as the Leviathan Cross. The symbol had just been dubbed "The Cross of Satan" in the 1960s by a number Christian theologians, due to its use by Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan. LaVey was responsible for giving this symbol its reputation of evil, as it had previously been simply known as the alchemical symbol for sulfur, which is considered one of the three symbols of nature. Sulfur is considered by those who practice Wicca to give off a "strong, fierce energy."
Prior to LaVey's use of the symbol for Satanism, the double cross at the top was meant to symbolize protection and balance between persons, whilst the infinity sign was intended to symbolize the eternal universe, as well as how nature is infinite. LaVey changed the meaning of the symbol in the 1960s in order to mock this idea of eternal balance, claiming that there was "only evil" in the world.
In relation to her grave, her date of death also does not align with the real-life Salem Witch Trials. The final burning of an accused "witch" occurred in 1727 in Britain, which is 51 years before Milissa's date of death in 1778.
9/20/2021 10:20:54 pm
Today's Emma's birthday 💛
9/22/2021 12:48:12 am
Who is that?
9/22/2021 01:42:30 am
The Yellow Wiggle
9/22/2021 01:49:53 am
I mean it's not really relevant but whatever
9/23/2021 10:12:13 pm
I don't know why, but there are some Scooby fans who love The Wiggles and feel the need to cross it over whenever they feel like it.
9/21/2021 12:26:49 pm
Whoa! This bit of information is pretty hard core.
9/21/2021 09:57:08 pm
Yep haha. It's probably the darkest fun fact, other than maybe the one about Fred's younger voice actor passing away in prison.
Scooby Doo UK
9/22/2021 12:57:14 pm
Wow, I come back to this site after over a year and this is what I see hahaha. Nothing like a satanic fun fact!
9/22/2021 09:00:29 pm
Hahahahahaha I promise they haven't been like this other than this week's lol. That's going to need to be the new slogan for the weekly fun facts: "Nothing like a satanic fun fact!" haha.
9/26/2021 05:46:13 am
Boomerang UK is doing Scoobtober again next month, and they're advertising new season 2 episodes. So, I imagine that the US will get the same.
9/26/2021 11:05:51 pm
That's very exciting to hear and as I said in the weekly poll post this morning (before seeing this comment though), I think we'll get the rest of the new Guess Who episodes here on September 30. They usually post the new episodes on Thursdays on the app, which is why I'm guessing the 30th, but since it's not technically October, I could also see them waiting until October 1, although that's a Friday (they have posted Be Cool episodes on a Friday before, but that was only because they accidentally forgot to post a few of the season 2 episodes on the prior Thursday lol). It's also possible they'd wait until the next Thursday, October 7, but I think that's less likely.
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