- Multiple Cultures (culture)
- Humanoid (attribute)
- Sorcery and Medicinal (attribute)
- Friendly and Dangerous (behaviour)
A woman who practice magic or sorcery especially Black Magic. They are believed to be on the side of the Devil. Witches create magic spells and potions with help from a demonic pet known as a Familiar. In Africa Withes are helped by their pet monkey and in Japan they are helped by their pet Owl. The idea of Witches became very popular during the Middle Ages. Thousands of people were tortured and put to death on claims of being a Witch. The idea travelled to North America by the English. A Witch Hunt took place in 1692 in which 19 people were executed. The belief in Witches and Witchcraft exist even to this day. Not all Witches are malicious it is said that people can learn the Dark Art but also they could learn White Magic- enchanted spells that benefit others.
Sometimes this word refers to a male practitioner of magic although they are often referred to as Warlocks and Wizards.
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