Witches


Sorcery - Paramour with the devil

Sorcery - Paramour with the devil

A circle of witches dance around a central figure. Woodcut, ca. 1700-1720

A circle of witches dance around a central figure. Woodcut, ca. 1700-1720

A figure holds a scythe as winged creatures fly above him, three figures approach on a horse, and another figure approaches from the left with a scroll. Woodcut, ca. 1700-1720

A figure holds a scythe as winged creatures fly above him, three figures approach on a horse, and another figure approaches from the left with a scroll. Woodcut, ca. 1700-1720

A witch holding a plant in one hand and a fan in the other. Woodcut, ca. 1700-1720

A witch holding a plant in one hand and a fan in the other. Woodcut, ca. 1700-1720

Bird of ill omen used as an oracle

Bird of ill omen used as an oracle

Double picture: a person hanging from the gallows; a witch burning a sleeping couple while a demon figure carries off a child. Woodcut, 1790

Double picture: a person hanging from the gallows; a witch burning a sleeping couple while a demon figure carries off a child. Woodcut, 1790

Sorcery - animal transformation

Sorcery - animal transformation

Scene of magician conjuring a devil

Scene of magician conjuring a devil

Witchcraft: a white-faced witch meeting a black-faced witch with a great beast. Woodcut, 1720

Witchcraft: a white-faced witch meeting a black-faced witch with a great beast. Woodcut, 1720

Witchcraft: a witch and a devil making a nail with which to make a boy lame. Woodcut, 1720

Witchcraft: a witch and a devil making a nail with which to make a boy lame. Woodcut, 1720

The Witches of Warboyse

The Witches of Warboyse

A couple hovering off the ground being observed by a huge goat with two cats

A couple hovering off the ground being observed by a huge goat with two cats

A witch placing a scorpion into a pot in order to make a potion

A witch placing a scorpion into a pot in order to make a potion

Disease of the eye caused by witchcraft

Disease of the eye caused by witchcraft

Witches add ingredients to a cauldron

Witches add ingredients to a cauldron

Witch milking the handle of an axe

Witch milking the handle of an axe

Title page of 'Witches apprehended...' showing a witch being dunked in a river

Title page of 'Witches apprehended...' showing a witch being dunked in a river

Illustration of witches and wizards with their familiars

Illustration of witches and wizards with their familiars

Witchcraft - woman witch casting spell causing storm at sea

Witchcraft - woman witch casting spell causing storm at sea

A naked witch carried on the shoulders of a monster sings from a choirbook held with pincers by two grotesque bishops

A naked witch carried on the shoulders of a monster sings from a choirbook held with pincers by two grotesque bishops

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