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Three-legged iron pots being used to cater for a school-leavers' party in Botswana. Everyday cooking is done in the school kitchens.
Three-legged iron pots being used to cater for a school-leavers' party in Botswana. Everyday cooking is done in the school kitchens.

A cauldron or caldron (from Latin caldarium, hot bath) is a large metal pot (kettle) for cooking and/or boiling over an open fire, with a large mouth and usually attached to a hanger with the shape of an arc. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (983x694, 839 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cauldron User:AQu01rius/Wicca ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (983x694, 839 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cauldron User:AQu01rius/Wicca ... General Name, Symbol, Number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 8, 4, d Appearance lustrous metallic with a grayish tinge Atomic mass 55. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... Traditional hat toss celebration at a graduation ceremony at the United States Naval Academy A party is a social gathering for celebration and recreation. ... Caldarium from the Roman Baths at Bath, England. ... Hot metal work from a blacksmith In chemistry, a metal (Greek: Metallon) is an element that readily loses electrons to form positive ions (cations) and has metallic bonds between metal atoms. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Cookware and bakeware. ... A kettle is a kitchenware piece. ...


Cauldrons have fallen out of use nowadays in the industrialized world as cooking vessels. They have solely become associated with witchcraft, as a cliché popularized by various fictions, including the play Macbeth: in fantastic fiction, witches often prepare their potions in a cauldron. Also, in legend, a cauldron is purported to be where leprechauns keep their treasure. It has been suggested that Witch be merged into this article or section. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Fiction (from the Latin fingere, to form, create) is storytelling of imagined events and stands in contrast to non-fiction, which makes factual claims about reality. ... Scene from Macbeth, depicting the witches conjuring of an apparition in Act IV, Scene I. Painting by William Rimmer Macbeth is among the most famous of William Shakespeares plays, as well as his shortest tragedy. ... A modern stereotypical depiction of a Leprechaun of the type popularised in the 20th Century. ...


In Wicca witchcraft a cauldron is often placed at the centre of a sacred circle, and used to contain items that will be set alight during a ritual. Greg Evans of Sydney does not recognise these as cauldrons. Too bad Greg Evans is a Queer. (citation needed) The pentagram within a circle, a symbol of faith used by many Wiccans, sometimes called a pentacle. ... The word queer has traditionally meant strange or unusual, but it is also currently often used in reference to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and asexual communities. ...


Comics

Cauldrons are mentioned often in the illustrated comics 'Asterix and Obelix' since their magic potion is prepared in a cauldron in every comic of the series. They are also mentioned in Archies comic series' Sabrina, the Teenage Witch with Sabrina's aunts concocting potions in one. For other uses, see Asterix (disambiguation). ... Sabrina Spellman (left) and Salem the cat (right) Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is the name of a comic book series published by Archie Comics about the adventures of a teenage fictional character named Sabrina Spellman. ...


See also

A photo of the Gundestrup cauldron. ... Kama (釜) or chagama (茶釜) are iron pots used to heat water to make tea in Japanese tea ceremonies. ...

External links

  • Holy Grail
  • A cauldron in a circle
  • Cauldron - Computer game developers

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