Witches are typically hated in fairy tales. This is how people with magical powers are often regarded; like the tribal sorcerers who are petitioned for treatments during the day and rumored to undo their healing spells by night. Wise ones often live away from the people they heal, in the heart of the forest. They live close to nature's rhythms, at a necessary distance from the social world. Their mystique is more about others ignorance. In modern parlance, the wise old woman has been stigmatized as a withered hag, but it's the same old fear of the witch.

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"I desire to be humbled before God for that sad and humbling providence that befell my father's family in the year about '92; that I, then being in my childhood, should, by such a providence of God, be made an instrument for the accusing of several persons of a grievous crime, whereby their lives were taken away from them, whom now I have just grounds and good reason to believe they were innocent persons; and that it was a great delusion of Satan that deceived me in that sad time, whereby I justly fear I have been instrumental, with others, though ignorantly and unwittingly, to bring myself and this land the guilt of innocent blood; though what was said or done by me against any person I can truly and uprightly say, before God and man, I did it not out of any anger, malice, or ill-will to any person, for I had no such thing against one of them; but what I did was ignorantly, being deluded by Satan. And particularly, as I was a chief instrument of accusing of Goodwife [Rebecca] Nurse and her two sisters [Elizabeth Procter and Sarah Cloyce], I desire to lie in the dust, and to be humbled for it, in that I was a cause, with others, of so sad a calamity to them and their families; for which I desire to lie in the dust, and earnestly beg forgiveness of God, and from all those unto whom I have given just cause of sorrow and offence, whose relations were taken away or accused."

Ann Putnam's apology in 1706 for her part in the infamous Salem Witch Hunt. Ann Putnam was the leader of the circle of girls whose accusations sparked the Salem witch trials after the girls performed a fortune telling activity. 62 people were accused of being witches. Nineteen were hanged, 1 was pressed to death by stone and as many as 19 others died in jail.

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Sneaky and mysterious, you are a black cat!
CAT
You're a cat!
You are independent, mysterious, and often
motivated by your own schemes and designs.
Though you have a sense of loyalty, your only true
loyalty is to yourself.
You are nocturnal by nature, at least that's when
you're
most creative, but you can be found
during the day as well,
usually
relaxing.

Congratulations! You are the most common
pagan familiar.

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Space Faerie

You're intelligent and often headstrong.

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Morrigan
You are The Morrigan. With a raven perched on her shoulder, the Morrigan
wields her powerful sword which features the symbol of the
waning moon. In ancient Celtic myth, the Morrigan was a triple
goddess of war and death who, during battle, would shape-shift
into a raven and fly shrieking her war cry above the fighting
soldiers.

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Lo, there do I see my father!

Lo, there do I see my mother and my sisters and my brothers!

Lo, there do I see the line of my people back to the beginning.

Lo, they do call to me.

They bid me, take my place among them

In the Halls of Val Halla

Where the brave may live forever.

Ancient Norse Prayer