Sure, we all know about broomsticks and cauldrons … Which only has a very small basis in the historical and modern reality of witchcraft. Learn your Wicca from your warlocks and test your knowledge of the culture of witchcraft through history.
What's a witch?
A person who works with the devil.
A person who uses magic and natural forces.
Yeah, what IS a witch?
The Romans punished those who practiced "magic:"
only if it was bad magic
They were revered, not punished.
What changed the reputation for witches as being worshippers of Satan?
the Salem Witch Trials
What instigated the Salem Witch Trials?
An old woman was found with various potions in her cottage.
Some girls claimed they saw a witch flying through the air.
Two girls suffered convulsions and claimed they were being bitten or pinched.
In a nine-month period, how many "witches" were executed in the hysteria around Salem?
What is a pagan religion?
a religion based in nature
a religion with magic
a religion that worships multiple deities
Why is "magick" designated with a k?
to make it sound old-timey
to distinguish it from Penn and Teller-type magic
to distinguish good "magick" from evil "magic"
In Navajo culture, what does a witch do to disguise him or herself at night?
wears the skin of an animal
wears a pointed hat
grows facial hair
The Zande tribe in the Congo believe that a witch's power is:
the spirit of a dead relative
in her stomach
Most cultures that believe in witchcraft do NOT blame witchcraft for:
rational accidents or problems with reasonable causes
In the 15th and 16th century, prominent witch hunts took place in:
What was one method for determining if a woman was a witch?
pricking them to see if the devil made them impervious to pain
seeing if her index toe was longer than her big toe
pushing her from a great height to see if she would fly
The Bacchanalia -- a Greco-Roman precursor to the Western image of hedonistic underground worship -- was originally attended by:
Wicca is an extremely ancient religion.
It's not a religion at all.
Wiccans worship in groups called:
However, Wiccan witches can also practice in:
The Wiccan Rede states:
If it harm none, do what you will.
Don't be evil.
The precursor to Halloween was called:
All Saint's Day
Appalachian folk magic uses:
Native American traditions
What does kitchen or cottage witchery entail?
using herbs and edibles in spells
only using live animals
Kabbala is a form of:
Do Wiccans believe in the devil?
They believe in a devil-type figure called Jerome.
What's a warlock?
a male witch
a witch who betrays another witch
Wiccans believe that doing harm will come back to them:
in the form of ill health
as a financial blow
The broom (or besom) is used for what in Wiccan culture?
to ride on
to purify a space or direct energy
It isn't used.
What does the term "skyclad" mean in Wiccan ritual?