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Montespan

Marquise de, title of Fran?oise Ath?na?s de Rochechouart. 1641--1707, French noblewoman; mistress of Louis XIV of France

Montespan

 

a large cave in Haute-Garonne Department, in southwestern France, in the foothills of the Pyrenees. It contains remains of the Upper Paleolithic Magdalenian culture.

Montespan was discovered by the French archaeologist N. Casteret in 1923. Engravings of bisons and horses were found on the walls. The figure of a headless bear modeled in clay was also discovered; a bear’s skull that had been originally attached to the figure was found nearby. Impressions of the feet of elderly persons and adolescents of 13 or 14 years of age were preserved on the clay floor. Montespan was the site of religious ceremonies, magic rituals, and, possibly, initiation rites of Paleolothic people.

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Breuil, H. Quatre Cents Siecles d’art parietal. Montignac, 1952.
Trombe, F., and G. Dubuc. Le Centreprehistorique de GantiesMontespan. Paris, 1947. (Archives de Vlnstitut de Paleontologie Humaine, transaction no. 22.)
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Similarly unusual and engaging is Jean Teule's Monsieur de Montespan (translated by Alison Anderson, Gallic Press, 7.99 [pounds sterling]), which tells the story of 'the most famous cuckold in French history' (and a man who sought his wife returned to him from the arms of Louis XIV) and which is satisfyingly excessive and bawdy.
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de Montespan turned to magic in order to maintain her hold over Louis XIV's affections, and she wouldn't have done so had she not believed in the efficacy of magic.
As denunciations of suspects reached higher into the king's court officials, they finally implicated the royal mistress herself, Mme de Montespan, not in poisoning, but in the procurement of love potions to increase her influence over the king.
de Montespan, is even named during these trials as a participant in trying to manipulate Louis's feelings toward her through amatory masses and potions.
More alarming, its inquiries implicated high-ranking nobles at court, including the king's mistress in title, Athenais de Montespan, accused of appearing naked at sacrilegious masses in an effort to retain the king's favor and even plotting to poison him should he break off their relationship.
Mitad como sus ojos llorosos siguen al rey que va con la senorita de Tonnay-Charente, ahora madame de Montespan.
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