The Last House of Lady Death
In any, probably a small village in Sardinia, you can hear strange stories about accabadora, and this is the “angel of death”. Akkabadra - women elected by the community, for the heavy and terrible share. They went in black hoods and they had a difficult task: to end the lives of others with the power of their club. In other words: Lady Death ...
Chosen women were not ashamed of the work of accabadora. They viewed it as a noble form of euthanasia, which accabadora carried out with utmost precision. And today you can find people who say that accabadora were before the 1970s.
And the last known Lady Death lived in this house, and now the Gallarus Museum is in it, it is in Lure, Sardinia ...
Cudgel accabadora, the name from the word acabàr, "to the end", about 40 cm in length and 20 cm in thickness. Death, as a rule, was middle-aged, and often residents saw it in the vicinity of their village.
It was dark, the room was lit by an old lamp, the Akkabadra entered the house - when it was discovered that the door was open - and sat down next to the bed. She caresses the head of the sufferer, goes through the rosary ...Finally, a dry blow to the skull with a hammer wrapped in black cloth.
“I am the one who helps to die. I was chosen by God. ”
To her role was tolerant church ...