Questions tagged [witchcraft]
For questions regarding the craft of witches in mythology. Not related to Wicca.
Were Cambions originally the demon offspring of a Succubus and Incubus?
The earliest evidenced appearance of the word "cambion" in the sense of an offspring of two demons is in the 1818 French-Language Dictionnaire Infernal. The 1825 edition of that book has the ...
Is there any historical documentation about witches using windows for divination?
Is there any historical documentation about witches using windows for divination? I have seen some rabbinic scholars (like Alshich, Albo, Abarbanel, and Saba) ntrepret the Biblical passages concerning ...
Is it safe to "pay the devil with blood" for the power to cast a given spell or curse?
I was watching a show on Romanian witchcraft where they specifically talked about using a lot of blood b/c that's what you use to pay the devil, and that all Romanians have a little of the devil in ...
Why is purple the color that protects from witches' curse?
I was watching some history channel show about cursed placed, and they featured Romanian witches who cursed the central government for a tax policy. Witchcraft is not taken lightly in Romania. After ...
What is the story of Madonna Oriente?
I stumbled upon the Wikipedia article on Madonna Oriente, a mysterious religious figure of 14th century Milan: Madonna Oriente or Signora Oriente (Lady of the East), also known as La Signora del ...
Parallels between Hecate and the Devil?
Hecate was associated with crossroads, just as the devil was. Do the similarities end there? Could Hecate qualify as a devil figure?
Tales of bats as witches' familiars?
One of the superstitions in the article 13 Halloween Superstitions & Traditions Explained is about bats: Medieval folklore also described bats as witches' familiars, and seeing a bat on ...
What is the origin of the myth that witches burn in water?
As per most of the stories I know, witches usually burn when they come into contact with water. Why is this so and what is the origin of this myth? Also,why do witches burn? What about wizards?