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Scary Witches Cauldron

Scary Witches Cauldron


Scary Witches Cauldron

by Russ D. Edwards

People have long been fascinated or terrified by the spells that witches cast especially at Halloween. In his play 'Macbeth,' William Shakespeare wrote :

The witches Cauldron

'Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing 'For a charm of powerful difficulty, 'Double, double, toil and difficulty, Fire burn, and Calderon bubble'

'For a charm of strong trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and jabber

'Double, double, toil and difficulty, Fire burn, and caldron bubble'

There are legends that abound that tell of witches gathering twice yearly ; once the evening before spring started on April thirty ( the eve of May Day ), and the other on the eve of the beginning of winter on October 31 ( All Hallow's Eve ).

According to the legends, the witches turned up at the gatherings on magical flying broom sticks. The parties were hosted by the demon himself. Stories based on legend have been told about magicians casting spells that transformed themselves into different forms and casting spells on trusting humans, using their magical powers, which brought pain and difficulty.

Legend has it that if you would like to meet a witch on Halloween, you should put your clothes on wrong-side-out and walk backwards at midnight.

The belief in hags and the spells that they cast was brought to America with the early settlers. Then the settlers' beliefs kind of mixed with the beliefs of the American Indians. Later the beliefs of the African slaves were also added to the mix. That bizarre mixture is what constitutes the general ideology about hags that abound today.

there's no systematic explanation that witches exist or that they can cast spells good, bad or otherwise. But followers have no need for proof! They simply believe. I am personally undecided, but if a frog spoke up and asked me to kiss him so he could turn back into a prince, I'd just do it! I've kissed frogs before, but none have ever turned into anything resembling a prince, though ?so perhaps I'd just pass.

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