Hecate, Morgan Le Fay, the trio of hags who huddle, round the cauldron in Macbeth: these are just a few of the witches explored in these fascinating pages. Some of the information is historical, revealing details about the infamous witch trials conducted throughout Europe and the New World/British Colonies. Other details are eye-opening: who would have imagined that witches could be great comedians? From spells to guard against them to legends about them from long ago, there’s plenty of enchantment here.
A beautifully produced, well researched and entertaining pocket history of witches. Included in this handy reference book is everything anyone ever wanted to know about witches - the myths, the legends, ancient lore and present day beliefs. Includes tales that fed the superstition; witches throughout history; recorded incidents from the Middle Ages; witches in fiction; and movies from the modern age.