HAPPY HALLOWEEN! HOW DID WITCHES COME TO RIDE BROOMSTICKS? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


HAPPY HALLOWEEN! HOW DID WITCHES COME TO RIDE BROOMSTICKS?

The popular icon of a witch is an ugly old woman riding across the sky on her magic broomstick and wearing a pointed hat. But as with all mythologies there is an element of truth behind the image. Witches did ride brooms, after a fashion, the brooms were magic, in a way, and the pointed hat was the mildest of the punishments inflicted on them for their activities!

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Early 1600's illustration of a French witch
preparing to fly. This hangs in the Witchcraft Museum in Bayonne, France. (Note the black cat at her feet).

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