Prince Danila Govorila

Once upon a time there was a queen with a son and a daughter, Prince Danila Govorila and Princess Catherine. The queen was dying, and, having not gotten to be queen without making a few enemies, a witch with a grudge against her family decided to pay her out. She went to the queen disguised … Read more

Vasilisa the Beautiful

By his first wife, a merchant had a single daughter, who was known as Vasilisa the Beautiful. When the girl was eight years old, her mother died. On her deathbed, she gave Vasilisa a tiny wooden doll with instructions to give it a little to eat and a little to drink if she were in … Read more

The Horned Women

The Horned Women is an ancient Irish tale collected by Lady Wilde and published in her book “Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland” in 1888. One night a woman sat alone by her hearth carding and preparing wool. It was a wild night outside, scattering briar and twig against the door of her … Read more

The familiars of Ellizabeth Clarke

Matthew Hopkins of Manningtree, Essex, a witch- finder of ill-fame, was the cause of bringing thousands of supposed witches to judgment and so to the stake. He was paid 20s. in each town he visited and managed to rid of its suspicious characters, and he appears to have found his profession extraordinarily lucrative. In 1644 … Read more


Extract from: “Witchcraft and Demonianism” by C. L’Estrange Ewen. 1618/19. THE LEICESTERSHIRE Among the retainers of the Earl of Rutland at Belvoir Castle were Joan Flower and her daughters, Margaret and Phillip, of whom Margaret, being in charge of the poultry and the laundry, dwelt within the Castle. Complaints began to be circulated regarding the … Read more


The Story So Far, by Pete Carroll In 1976 in an abandoned ammunition dump dug deep into a mountain somewhere in the Rhineland, two magicians, one English, one German announced the formation of a magical order with the celebration of a Mass of Chaos in the company of a couple of dozen other magicians. Soon … Read more

Johannes Junius’ Last Letter

Johannes Junius (1573–1628), the mayor of Bamberg, Germany, was accused of witchcraft during the craze of 1628. Before his tragic execution, Junius wrote a moving letter to his daughter Veronica so that she would understand the charges brought against him and the torture he endured. Amid prayers to keep him in God’s care, Junius describes … Read more