“A “kitchen witch” may also refer to a human figurine placed in kitchens for good luck. These dolls are made from materials such as fabric, corn husks, and dried fruits and may be in the form of a witch riding a broom. Such dolls traditionally protect residents and visitors to the home and also guard against cooking failures in the kitchen.”
“Good Walker” Witches
“The Benandanti claimed to travel out of their bodies while asleep to struggle against malevolent witches (streghe) in order to ensure good crops for the season to come.”
“Sea witches used witchcraft related to themoon, tides, and the weather, or were believed to have complete control over the seas. In some folklore, sea witches are described as phantoms or ghosts who have the power to control the fates of ships and seamen.”
Grand High witches
“Described as being “without mercy,” she travels around the world summoning all the witches of whatever country she is in, giving congratulations or punishments according to the witches’ success in their ultimate mission: destroying children. She teaches them such schemes as trapping children inside paintings, turning them into slugs so they can be “squished” or (it is rumoured) turning American children into hot dogs so that they will be eaten by their own parents. She is said to own a counterfeit machine that leaves her no problem in traveling wherever she likes.”
“The motif is that of a woman that appears unattractive but undergoes a transformation upon being approached by a man in spite of her unattractiveness, becoming extremely desirable. It is then revealed that her ugliness was the result of a curse which was broken by the hero’s action.”
“A gray witch, or neutral witch, is the term used to define a practitioner of magic that does not harm nor benefit others. Gray magic may also benefit and harm at the same time, creating a neutral or balanced effect.”
“Local legend states the name “Witch Island” was given to the island in honor of the only person ever known to inhabit it. The lady, known as the “Witch of Wall Street,” had a very successful career in financial consulting in New York City. She retired to live alone on the island until she was found dead in her cabin by local residents in the late 19th century. The foundation of her residence still exists on the island along with the accompanying water pipes and kitchen sink.”
“Elbow Witches are old women with awls in their elbows in the Ojibwa story of Aayaase (also known as “Aayaash” or “Iyash”), “Filcher-of-Meat”. Blinded by cooking smoke, the sisters killed each other in their attempts to kill him for their meal.”
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Mallory is an Editor of The Toast.