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WITCHES/ HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

WITCHES/ HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

What is a witch?  Today, of all days we need to know the meaning of a witch.  Let us take a look at what witches are according to our Webster dictionary.

Witch-A woman thought to have evil powers, especially evil ones, popularly depicted as wearing a black cloak and pointed hat and flying on a broomstick.  2.  a follower or practitioner of Wicca of modern witchcraft.  3.  (informal)an ugly or unpleasant woman.  4.  a woman who can cast an evil spell on

Daily Wisdom Word Meaning-Women who practiced witchcraft in Europe during the mid-1400’s when many witches confessed under torture to a variety of wicked behaviors.

Witches are real, even today.  Today’s daily wisdom word is part fun, so don’t hold me to every fact I am writing.  Be aware, however, that most of it is true about witches, and it is your job to figure out which fact IS NOT A FACT AT ALL, BUT FICTION.  In our comments section, you may list that piece of fiction, and I will list the answer tomorrow.  

As mentioned above, during the 1400s many witches confessed of being witches and a century later, witch hunts were common and most of the accused were executed by burning at the stake or hanging.  The bible talks about witches in the old testament even before this.  One old testament verse is Exodus 22:18 which says, “thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”  Additional Biblical passages caution against divination, chanting or using witches to contact the dead.

In the years 15:00 and 1660, up to 80,000 suspected witches were put to death in Europe.  Germany had the highest execution rate, while Ireland had the lowest.  As Witch hysteria decreased in Europe, it grew in the New World.  The best-known with trials took place i Salem Massachusetts in 1692.  The Salem witch trials began, when two ill girls claimed to be witches and accused many of their neighbors of witchcraft.  Ultimately, around 150 people were accused and 18 were put to death. Connecticut in 1647 executed the first woman of witchcraft.

Connecticut’s final witch trial took place in 1697,  when 46 people were accused of witchcraft and 11 of these women were put to death for the crime.

Are witches real?  Ask yourself this Halloween.  We know there are people that practice Wicca, or white witchcraft that are said not to be evil.  But, what about BLACK MAGIC?  It was proven in 1967 that there was proof of black magic and its powers.  I find this to be the most “frightening” information of all…..Happy Halloween and Happy HUNTING FOR THE ONE FICTIONAL STATEMENT!

Samantha Leboeuf/DWW

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