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The names of the witches in Hocus Pocus are Winifred, Sarah, and Mary.
The word "witch" comes from the Old English "wicce", meaning "wise woman".
During the Salem Witch Trials, 20 people were executed for witchcraft.
Pendle Hill in Lancashire, England, is famous for its history of witch trials.
Wicca is a modern pagan witchcraft religion.
In Wicca, the pentagram is a symbol of faith and protection.
Brooms, or besoms, are often associated with witches and witchcraft.
Many modern witches follow the Wiccan Rede: "An it harm none, do what ye will."
Samhain, a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season, is often celebrated by witches.
Witches often create a "circle of power" to perform their rituals.
Witchcraft was decriminalized in England in 1735, but it was replaced by a law against pretending to have occult powers.
In the Middle Ages, it was believed witches could transform into cats.
Some witches practice astral projection, a form of telepathy.
Herbs play a large part in witchcraft, used for their various properties in spells and potions.
The "witches' mark" was believed to be a witch's pact with the devil during the witch hunts.
Not all witches wear pointy hats, this stereotype comes from popular culture.
Familiars are often associated with witches, these are spirits that assist in their magical workings.
Divination is a common practice in witchcraft, this includes reading tea leaves, tarot cards, runes, etc.
The Malleus Maleficarum was a guide for hunting and persecuting witches, used during the Inquisition.
Modern witches often celebrate eight holidays, known as the Wheel of the Year.
Some witches believe in and practice the concept of reincarnation.
Witches use a wide range of tools in their practices, such as athames, cauldrons, and chalices.
A coven is a gathering or community of witches who often practice together.
The "burning times" is a term used by some witches to refer to the period of witch hunts in Europe.
Esbat is a term used by some witches to denote their monthly meetings, usually associated with the lunar cycle.
Alexandrian and Gardnerian are two of the most well-known traditions within Wicca.
Eclectic witches mix and match their practices and beliefs from various traditions.
Traditional witchcraft often refers to witchcraft practices that pre-date Wicca.
Witch bottles are a type of protective talisman used in various witchcraft traditions.
A Book of Shadows is often used by witches to record spells, rituals, and other magical information.
Some witches use sigils, or symbols, in their magical workings.
The concept of the "witch's pyramid" refers to the four principles of successful magic: To Know, To Dare, To Will, and To Be Silent.
A Hedge witch often works with the spiritual aspects of nature and is considered a type of solitary witch.
Handfasting is a traditional witch wedding ceremony.
Many witches believe in the Law of Three, which states that whatever energy a person puts out into the world, be it positive or negative, will be returned to them three times.
Green witches often focus their practice around the natural world, plants, and herbs.
Seax-Wicca is a tradition founded in the 1970s that is loosely based on Saxon tradition.
Kitchen witches use cooking and food as part of their magical practices.
Some witches use a magical alphabet known as Theban for inscriptions and writings.
Witchcraft beliefs and practices can vary widely between different cultures and continents.
The last person to be legally executed for witchcraft was Anna Göldi in Switzerland in 1782.
Some modern witches have reclaimed the term "warlock" which traditionally has a negative connotation.
In some traditions, witches celebrate a coming-of-age rite known as the Rite of Passage.
In some witchcraft practices, the athame or ritual knife is never used for physical cutting.
Most witches celebrate the full moon and it's a traditional time for casting spells.
In some folklore, witches are said to be able to control the weather.
Modern witchcraft does not involve devil-worship, a common misconception.
Some witches write their own spells, while others use traditional ones or adapt them.
The witch trials in the Early Modern period were a result of moral panic, superstition, and mass hysteria.
In some forms of witchcraft, different colors of candles are used to represent different magical goals.
Many witches believe in a spiritual connection with their ancestors and use ancestor veneration in their practice.
In witchcraft, the elements (earth, air, fire, water, and spirit) play a large role in many practices.