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The witch Armida ( modeled on Circe in Homer and the witch Alcina in Ariosto's epic ) enters the Christian camp asking for their aid ; her seductions divide the knights against each other and a group leaves with her, only to be transformed into animals by her magic.
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witch and Armida
Armide is the French and English form of the name Armida, a witch in Torquato Tasso's epic poem " Jerusalem Delivered " ( 1580 ).
* Jerusalem Delivered ( 1581 ) by Torquato Tasso, the witch Armida enchants the knights that perceive them
witch and modeled
Mather's Wonders of the Invisible World ( 1693 ) is largely modeled after this book and its reports, particularly the material relating to the Mora witch trial of 1669.
witch and on
* 1612 – The " Samlesbury witches ", three women from the Lancashire village of Samlesbury, England, are put on trial, accused for practicing witchcraft, one of the most famous witch trials in English history.
Other historical events that form a part of American folklore include: the Salem witch trials, the Boston Massacre, the Siege of Yorktown, California Gold Rush, Battle of the Little Bighorn, the Attack on Pearl Harbor, and The Wreck Of The SS Edmund Fitzgerald
The unease and self-deception that characterized that period of colonial history would be revisited in many forms at political and social moments of crisis ( such as the Salem witch trials, which coincided with frontier warfare and economic competition among Indians and French and other European settlers ) and during lengthy periods of cultural definition ( such as the American Renaissance of the late 18th-and early 19th-century literary, visual, and architectural movements, which sought to capitalize on unique American identities ).
Among Ike's objectives in not directly confronting McCarthy was to prevent McCarthy from dragging the Atomic Energy Commission into McCarthy's witch hunt for communists, which would interfere with, and perhaps delay, the AEC's important work on H-bombs.
Murray used 16th to 17th century French sources on supposed Witches ' Sabbaths in the context of the European witch trials to " reconstruct " a Witch Cult in Western Europe.
Robert Graves, in his historical novel I, Claudius, blames the death of Germanicus on Plancina, the wife of Piso, who engaged a witch named Martina to haunt Germanicus ' household.
The tale of a witch hunter in the English Civil War, based on the historical Matthew Hopkins ( Vincent Price ), was more sadistic than supernatural.
From 1633 until 1675, he was assistant to the governor of the Plymouth Colony, frequently serving as acting governor and also on many juries, including one witch trial.
The following year she was the voice of the title character, Kiki, a 13-year-old apprentice witch who leaves her home village to spend a year on her own, in the anime movie Kiki's Delivery Service ( 1998 ).
The God of the Witches ( 1931 ) expanded on her claims that the witch cult had worshiped a Horned God whose origins went back to prehistory.
The only death by peine forte et dure in American history was Giles Corey, who was pressed to death on September 19, 1692, during the Salem witch trials, after he refused to enter a plea in the judicial proceeding.
The man, now a monk, seeks revenge on this witch who — having been jilted herself — frequently spoils budding relationships.
The Malleus Maleficarum, an infamous witch-hunting manual used by both Catholics and Protestants, outlines how to identify a witch, what makes a woman more likely than a man to be a witch, how to put a witch on trial, and how to punish a witch.
In France Leger ( first name unknown ) is condemned for witchcraft on May 6, and Sylvanie de la Plaine is burned at Pays de Labourde as a witch.
* The Leicester witch trial, in which nine women were hanged on the testimony of a raving 13-year old boy named John Smith, is held under the 1604 Witchcraft Statute of King James I.
interview on April 28, 1998, Nicks said of the rumor: " I have no idea what precipitated those rumors … I am not a witch.
Tortures included the chevalet, in which an accused witch sat on a pointed metal horse with weights strung from her feet.
In different cultures, various types of magicians may be differentiated based on their abilities, their sources of power, and on moral considerations, including divisions into different categories like sorcerer, witch, healer and others.
During a time of witch hunts and strict counter measures by the Roman Catholic Church, it was unheard of for women to live on their own.
For instance, Gunnr's horse was a kenning for " wolf " on the Rök Runestone, in the Lay of Hyndla, the völva ( witch ) Hyndla rides a wolf, and to Baldr's funeral, the giantess Hyrrokkin arrived on a wolf.
witch and Circe
In Greek mythology, Circe (; Greek Κίρκη Kírkē " falcon ") is a minor goddess of magic ( or sometimes a nymph, witch, enchantress or sorceress ), described in Homer's Odyssey as " The loveliest of all immortals ".
During a later battle with Circe, the witch placed a spell on Diana leaving Wonder Woman powerless when in the role of Diana Prince.
Next, they wind up on the island of Circe ( Bernadette Peters ), a beautiful witch who turns his men into animals and blackmails him into sleeping with her.
witch and Homer
The Simpson family sits on the couch, with Homer appearing as the jack-in-the-box from " Treehouse of Horror II ", Marge as the witch from " Treehouse of Horror VIII ", Bart as the half-fly mutant from " Treehouse of Horror VIII ".
Before the witch can attack Lisa and Bart, Homer comes to the rescue, eating his way through the gingerbread house's walls.
The witch turns Homer into a half-chicken, half-fish creature with donkey ears and brooms as arms, then tries to roast him in the oven, but Homer overpowers her and shoves the witch inside instead.
: Bartificial Intelligence ," Homer and various other male characters find themselves on a reality show where Mr. Burns hunts humans for sport in " Survival of the Fattest ," and costumed Springfieldianites become whatever they are wearing ( thanks to a witch who was disqualified from a Halloween costume contest ) in " I've Grown a Costume To Your Face.
witch and Alcina
( This sequence echoes a similar storyline in Ariosto: the witch Alcina ensnares the knight Ruggiero, but the spell is broken by a magic ring that the good sorceress Melissa brings him ; earlier antecedents include Circe's attempt to keep Odysseus on her island and Morgan le Fay taking Ogier the Dane off to a faraway island ).
witch and enters
Hunters also carry air pistols which fire darts or pellets of Orbo that dampen witch powers when it enters the bloodstream of the target witch.
witch and Christian
:" Let nobody presume to kill a foreign serving maid or female servant as a witch, for it is not possible, nor ought to be believed by Christian minds.
In 1891, the Gbea Bakweri clan rose up in support of their traditional justice system when the Germans forbade them to use a trial by ordeal involving poison to determine whether a recent Christian convert was in fact a witch.
The SRA panic repeated many of the features of historical moral panics and conspiracy theories such as the blood libel against Jews by Apion in the 30s AD, Christians in the Roman empire, later allegations of a Jewish conspiracy alleging the killing of Christian babies and desecration of the Eucharist, the witch hunts of the 16th and 17th centuries.
The modern Christian author Hank Hanegraaff argues that although it is impossible for humans to summon the dead, Samuel did appear before Saul and the witch by a sovereign act of God.
Weyer criticised the Malleus Maleficarum and the witch hunting by the Christian and Civil authorities ; he is said to have been the first person that used the term " mentally ill " or melancholy to designate those women accused of practicing witchcraft.
So, when names of demons are spoken, one must consider that they were incorporated to Christian demonology, as were Jewish demons, Pagan deities, folkloric supernatural beings, and sometimes imaginary names given by people interrogated under torture during the witch trials, by mentally ill persons ( energumens ) that were considered possessed, imaginative priests, etc.
In 2004, a case involving five Ohio prison inmates ( two followers of Asatru, a minister of the Church of Jesus Christ Christian, a Wiccan witch and a Satanist ) protesting denial of access to ceremonial items and opportunities for group worship was brought before the Supreme Court.
Verses such as Deuteronomy 18: 11-12 and Exodus 22: 18 " Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live " provided scriptural justification for Christian witch-hunters in the early Modern Age ( see Christian views on witchcraft ).
Elements of the witch stereotype not yet present were the Christian Devil ( as this religion had not yet begun ), shapeshifting, and levitation.
In the fourth story ," The Witch of the World's End " a group of 16th century Christian witch-hunters are transported into the future, and encounter a city whose motifs indicate a liberated view of sexuality and nudity, causing them to conclude that they have reached the literal " end of the world ", and that Jonni Future is a witch.
Witch trials by the Christian churches from 1480 through 1800 often resulted in torture or death of the alleged witch.