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‘Witch’ is the Reality?: A Short Treatise on the Origins of Fairy Tale Witchcraft

I have always been fascinated with the villains in fairy tales. In many of the most traditional ones, the antagonist always seems so shallow: the evil Queen’s jealousy of Snow White’s beauty, Rapunzel’s witch’s selfishness, and even an evil fairy’s insult at not being invited to a Christening results in a 100 year long grudge. These grievances seem so slight, that I have long wondered what the real story was behind these women. In my search for an answer, I started to look at real witches and witchcraft. Continue reading


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September 11, 2012 · 7:25 am