Witches were commonplace all over the world with different stigmas and stereotypes attached to them from each respectful culture that contained them. The belief in magic predated Christianity, Judaism, and recorded history, and over time magic became mainly associated with one group - Witches (Erzulie). This could have been due to the fading out of many other ancient religions as well as the growing popularity that Witchcraft gained from incorporating man... ... middle of paper ... ...d without fear. Works Cited “A Short History of Witchcraft.” Wiccan One’s Universe. N.p., n.d.
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In the Middle Ages it was considered that a woman becomes a witch by setting up a pact with the devil. In past, as well as nowadays, people have different reactions to the word ‘witch’, but it rarely assigns with something nice and good .In most cases people appoint such words as ‘spooky, old hags, taboo, superstitions, fear’ to witches. People don’t tend to declare themselves witches often. It is interesting to get to know where the word ‘witch’ comes from. In different parts of the world the roots of the word are diverse, but all the meanings are mysterious in some way.