What animal was known to protect witches?
Black cats are known as companions and protectors of witches. Black cats were said to be empathic with the witch and would warn her telepathically of danger. Owls and Ravens also seemed to have occult, mystical powers in folk lore associated with witches. Frogs were handy to have around, but mostly for their use as ingredients in witches' brews.
They have familars to help then and be their constant companions. Sometimes they are even the witches apprentices. They protect their masters and care for then very much. The familars can be in many forms a spirt, and animal, or a human even. I would know I am one. Though My master abandoned me a few months ago. Hope I helped!
Witches and witchcraft have never NOT been popular. Shakespeare is just a very famous writer, so people everywhere know about his versions of witches. In the Torah and Bible, the writers talk about witches and witchcraft. There are drawings in caves of witches and shaman dressed in animal costumes. People have always believed in magic and witchcraft.
Witches do not perform experiments. They perform spells and rituals similar to what other religions perform. As far as the correlation between cats and witches goes. Most Witches (or Wiccans or member of any other Pagan sect) are worshipers of nature. Most witches have what is called a Familiar. A familiar is an animal that a person chooses as their pet. Sometimes they are considered their spirit animal. Not all "Witches" are cat people. Some…
Well she was. But did she need it? No, not really. Keep in mind she comes from a Christian Church denomination that has the interpretation of Witches as being demonically possessed. Her pastor is obviously very unfamiliar of who and what real world Witches actually do and practice, and may have not have read any primary source Witchraft material written by actual Witches.
The Pendle Witches or Lancashire Witches were the most famous witches in English legal history. In the year 1612, at Lancaster goal, in the English county of Lancashire, ten men and women were hanged for the crime of witchcraft. The Pendle Witches, as they became known, were believed to have been responsible for the murder by witchcraft of seventeen people in and around the Forest of Pendle.
The Pendle Witches were accused of selling their souls to familiar spirits or devils who appeared to them in human and animal form. In return for their souls, it was believed that the witches received the power to kill or lame who they pleased. The usual method of murder, described in Demdike's confession, was to make an ethegy of the intended victim, known as a 'picture of clay'. The image was then crumbled or burned…
Usually they are simply a pet. However, my first cat came to me at the same time I began studying witch craft (I've always been a spell caster and witch but I began studying the history and practices of other witches a few years ago) because of this I refer to her as my familiar. Usually a familiar is an animal that holds a special place in a witches life and craft.
A Witch is someone (man or woman) who uses powers not known to the majourity of people to make things happen, foresee the future events, affect the health of a human (or an animal) in a positive (or negative) way. Witches do Ruituals ans Magic to do those things. Witches may use Herbs, Crystals, Metals and Symbols in their ritual. Witches are human beings born as a normal human and living on the same basic…