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Famous Witches – Patricia Crowther (1927 – )

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Patricia Crowther was one of the High Priestesses initiated by Gerald Gardner, the founder of modern Wicca, and is considered highly influential in the early

Famous Witches – Aleister Crowley (1875 – 1947)

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Aleister Crowley was a British occultist and writer and an influential member in several occult organizations, including the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the

Famous Witches – Contemporary Witches

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After the mid-20th Century, modern Wicca became established, and these biographies include selected early adopters and promoters of Wicca and some of the major influences

Famous Witches – Circe

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In Greek mythology, flame-haired Circe is a minor goddess (or sometimes a nymph, witch, enchantress or sorceress) living on the island of Aeaea. She was

Famous Witches – Cassandra

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In Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. The god Apollo became infatuated with her beauty and granted

Famous Witches – Laurie Cabot (1933 – )

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Laurie Cabot is an American witch, author, artist and businesswoman. In the 1970s, she was declared the “Official Witch of Salem”, which attracted much scorn

Famous Witches – Zsuzsanna Budapest (1940 – )

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Zsuzsanna Budapest (often known as simply “Z”, and sometimes incorrectly spelled as Zuzanna, Zuzana, Suzanna, Susanna or Susana) is an American hereditary witch of Hungarian

Famous Witches – Ray Buckland (1934 – )

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Raymond Buckland is a prolific author, a Wiccan priest and a much sought-after authority on the occult, magic and the supernatural. He was largely responsible

Famous Witches – Tamsin Blight (1798 – 1856)

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Tamsin Blight (aka Tammy Blee or Tamson) the so-called “White Witch of Helston”, was undoubtedly the greatest of the Cornish conjurors during the 19th Century,

Famous Witches – Angéle de la Barthe (c.1230 – 1275)

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Angéle de la Barthe was a prosperous woman of Toulouse, France, who was supposedly tried for witchcraft and condemned to death by the Inquisition in

Famous Witches – Baba Yaga

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Baba Yaga, in Slavic folklore, is a witch-like character who flies around on a giant mortar and pestle, kidnaps and threatens to eat small children,

Famous Witches – Aradia

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Aradia was a mythological figure who appeared in Charles Godfrey Leland’s influential 19th Century book “Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches”. Both the figure

Famous Witches – Cornelius Agrippa (1486 – 1535)

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Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim was a German magician, occult writer, theologian, astrologer and alchemist. While not himself a witch per se, he is well-known

Famous Witches – Margot Adler (1946 – 2014)

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Margot Adler is an influential American author, journalist, lecturer and Wiccan priestess. Her 1979 study of contemporary nature religions, “Drawing Down the Moon”, is considered

Famous Witches – Abramelin the Mage (15th Century)

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Abramelin was a semi-mythical Egyptian mage or magician who taught a powerful form of Kabbalistic magic in his famous grimoire, “The Book of Abramelin”. It

Famous Witches – Abaris the Hyperborean

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Abaris the Hyperborean was a semi-legendary sage, healer, magician and priest of Apollo known to the Ancient Greeks. He was said to be endowed with

The Witch Trials – Würzburg Witch Trials (Germany, 1626 – 1631)

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The Würzburg Witch Trials in 1626 – 1631, were one of the biggest mass-trials and mass-executions ever seen in seen in Europe during peace time.

The Witch Trials – Witches of Warboys Witch Trials (England, 1589 – 1593)

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The accusation, trial and execution for witchcraft of Alice Samuel and her family in the village of Warboys, in the fens of England, occurred between

The Witch Trials – Vardø Witch Trials (Norway, 1662 – 1663)

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The witch trials at Vardø in Finnmark, northern Norway, during the winter of 1662 – 1663, was one of the largest in Scandinavia. Thirty people

The Witch Trials – Valais Witch Trials (France/Switzerland, 1428 – 1447)

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The Valais Witch Trials took place in the Duchy of Savoy (in today’s southeastern France and Switzerland) between 1428 and 1447. The persecutions started in

The Witch Trials – Val Camonica Witch Trials (Italy, 1505 – 1521)

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The two trials which took place in Val Camonica in the Italian Alps, in 1505 – 1510 and 1518 – 1521, were among the biggest

The Witch Trials – Trier Witch Trials (Germany, 1581 – 1593)

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The witch trials that took place at Trier in western Germany in the years from 1581 to 1593 was one of the largest in Europe.

The Witch Trials – Torsåker Witch Trials (Sweden, 1674 – 1675)

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The Torsåker Witch Trials, the largest single witch-trial in Sweden, took place in Torsåker, a village in central Sweden, in 1675, towards the end of

The Witch Trials – Szeged Witch Trials (Hungary, 1728 – 1729)

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The witch trials which took place in the city of Szeged in Hungary in 1728 – 1729, at the height of the country’s witch hysteria,

The Witch Trials – Spa Witch Trials (Belgium, 1616)

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The Spa Witch Trials took place in the city of Spa in present day Belgium (then part of the Spanish Netherlands) in 1616. It was