When the spookiest season of the year comes, we also love
celebrating spooky characters. Halloween is not complete without scary ghouls
and other mysterious creatures. Some of the spookiest but also most beloved
creatures in our pop culture are witches and wizards. Blessed with magical
powers, the story of witches and wizards has been around for a long time.
Witchery is the practice of using magical abilities and
skills. It is unclear when witches first appeared in the historical scene but
one of the earliest records is from the book of Samuel in the bible. It
mentions that King Saul sought the Witch of Endor for help. Witch hysteria in
Europe started in the mid-1400s, when several women were accused under torture
of practicing witchcraft. In the next centuries, there were countless of
burnings at the stake because people were afraid of witches.
In the early days, witches were believed to be doing the
Devil’s work. The common image of a witch is an old hag, with warts, a huge nose,
a pointy hat and of course, a flying broom. Witches were mostly tagged to be
doing dark arts. However, there it is believed that there are also good
witches, who have the power to heal and protect.
Because people are so interested in witches and wizards, these
myths and lores have been incorporated in pop culture, especially in films.
Countless of movies feature magical witches and powerful wizards that we have
grown to love and some of them we hate too. If you are a fan of the occult,
magic and unforgettable movie characters, then you probably know of these
popular witches and wizards in film.
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