When a person is hanged, they twitch uncontrollably, especially if their neck is not broken by the initial drop. These movements were called the gallows dance because of the funny movements of the arms and legs. It used to be quite the family event to come and watch a corpse dance on the gallows.

A central nervous system reaction brought about by sudden violent death. Along with the twitching and jerking there will be urinating and ejaculation. For strange reasons certain people believe that the ground beneath the gallows had magical properties. Some of them search for Mandrake roots beneath the gallows at the hanging grounds.

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