- Multiple Cultures (culture)
- Humanoid (attribute)
- Sorcery and Medicinal (attribute)
- Friendly and Dangerous (behaviour)
A man who uses magic power for his own end in order to control. The name comes form the old French ‘sorcier’ and the Latin ‘sortiarius’ meaning ‘Caster of Lots’. The female Sorcerer is called Sorceress. There are many Sorcerers in various myths. The Sorceresses of Russia and Slavic legends use their powers to kill others, marry princes and turn them into animals. The most famous of all is Baba Yaga who lives in her home in the woods cooking up spells. In Africa sorcerers use their powers to create magical beasts and raise the dead for their own work and to kill others. Rabbis were believed to posses powers of creating Golems to do their bidding.
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