|Sacred Power Egg|
Tituba (formerly, broken)
interrupting a spell;
|“||Nothing from nothing ever yet was born, but all from all may yet be torn. In each resides a secret power, that sleeping yet awaits its hour.||”|
— Tituba's incantation
An black egg extracted from the entrails of sacrificed animals. Specifically, the egg was contained in the stomach of a hare extracted from the stomach of a fox. Though Tituba used this egg to break a spell cast by the Devil himself, it is not clear whether the egg is a means of interfering and hampering spells and magic, or if it is a catalyst that increases the powers of those who possess it.
Throughout the Salem series Edit
Tituba practiced a gruesome ritual in her hut in order to obtain the sacred power from this mysterious egg, and then used it to save Cotton Mather from being attacked by a flock of crows, violence that she herself suffered only a few days before. (Night's Black Agents)
- Since Tituba broke the egg, it is possible that its power boost has run out and was available for a single shot. Since Tituba can predict the future, it is also possible that she has expressly sought the sacred power of this egg to counter a specific spell.
- According to Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology and Legend, in folklore across Europe it was once believed that the strength of a malevolent supernatural power could be destroyed only if an egg, usually hidden in an animal’s body, was broken – possibly the origin of crushing the shell of a boiled egg after eating it to avoid bad luck. 
- The way Tituba came into possession of this mystical egg is very similar to a theme in various tales of Slavic folklore. Some concerning in particular the figure of "Koščej the Immortal" who, to avoid death, placed his soul inside a needle, which is in an egg, which is in a duck, which is in a hare, which is in an iron Chest which is buried under a green oak tree, which is on the island in the middle of the ocean. 
- ↑ R. Warren Chadd and M. Taylor, Birds: Myth, Lore and Legend, London, Bloomsbury, p.105.
- ↑ Further information about Koschei on Wikipedia.org
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