Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Mosaic- Witches-October 26-2010

The Witches Caldron
"Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog"
"Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing"

"For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and babble"

"Double, double, toil and trouble,
Fire burn, and caldron bubble"

William Shakespeare

Acording to Legends Witches come together two times of the year, on April 30th the eve of May Day and on All Hallowed Eve, October 31st.  They came together to worship the devil and went to cast spells on people by changing what they look like.  One superstition says that if you want to meet a witch you have to wear your clothes backwards and a witch will appear at midnight.

The early settlers brought their beliefs about witches and other superstitions.   The Native  Americans also believed in witches and later on the African Slaves brought their beliefs about black magic.

Today we are still facinated by witches and any paranormal beings.  The Vampire Sagas is a good example of that.  Of course there are many movies about witches, but T.V. has had a few beloved witches and warlock's too.  Two of the most famous are Bewitched and Sabrina, the teenage witch. 

In both shows the witch pretends to be a normal mortal (not magical) and live normal lives.  They try to secretly create magic and it often gets them into trouble.  I love both shows and love to see what kind of magic they can create.  Personally I always wanted to fix my world with a twitch of my nose, like Samanta Stevens does in Bewitched.

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