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The saying "Von Der Tarantel Gebissen" (to be bitten by the tarantula) means that someone is in a state of nervous agitation, overstimulation, or sometimes even hysteria. It refers to a belief in the medieval times that people who were bitten by a tarantula, a poisonous spider, fell into a state of uncontrollable dancing and wild movement. This condition was called "tarantism."


To treat tarantism, music and dance were used to remove the toxins from the body and calm the sufferer.





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