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osy osya osy

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"osy osya osy" seems to be a sentence from antique Greek language. From Paracelsus it is reported, that he knew it was used against snakes. As soon as the snake hears or even reads these words - having not attempted any school or academy they are nevertheless able to read that - they turn away in a very peaceful attitude.

We wrote these words to our car, in front of the house door and with golden letters on the walls of the saloon.

 

Paracelsus şöyle sormaktadır: "Söyle bana, yılan neden Helvetya'da (lsviçre), Algorya'da, Süedya'da (lsveç), osy, Osya, Osy gibi Yunanca sözleri anlar... Hangi akademi onlara, bu kelimeleri daha duyar duymaz, bir daha işitmemek için hemen kuyruklarını döndürmelerini öğretmiştir? Bu sözü duyar duymaz, doğalarına ve zihinlerine rağmen hareketsiz kalmakta ve kimseyi sokarak zehirlememektedirler".

"Dime, pues - pide Paracelso - ¿por qué la serpiente en Helvecia, Algoria, Suecia, comprende las palabras griegas osy, osya, osy? ...¿en qué academia las han aprendido para que, apenas oída la palabra, vuelvan de inmediato la cola a fin de no oírla de nuevo? Tan pronto como han oído la palabra, a pesar de su naturaleza y de su espíritu, permanecen inmóviles y no envenenan a nadie con su picadura ponzoñosa."

 

Je voudrois encore demander à ces personnes scrupuleuses, pourquoi dans la Suisse & aux pays'des Sueves, où il y a grand nombre de serpens, à cause des montagnes, pourquoi ces serpens entendent-ils le grec, & craignent-ils si sort la vertu efficace de ces trois mots, osy, osya, osy, qu'ils bouchent promptement une de leurs oreilles avec le bout de leur queue & abouchent l'autre contre la terre, afin de ne pas entendre ces paroles, qui les rendent immobiles & tout stupéfiés, & incapables de nuire aux hom�ines? Si l'on me dit que c'est la nature qui produit en eux cet instinct, pourquoi la nature sera-t-elle moins ingénieuse dans les autres créatures? &c...

 

 

Source: Michel Foucault, The words and the things

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