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  • Medieval Medieval (culture)
  • Hellish Hellish (attribute)
  • Domestic Domestic (attribute)
  • Troublesome Troublesome (behaviour)

A spirit companion to Witches. They take the form of animals and help them in their magic. It was believed that the Familiar was a gift given to the Witch by the Devil. The name derives from the Latin ‘familiaris’ meaning belonging to the household’.

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