Witchcraft (33 pages found in this category)

A Detection of Damnable Driftes

Sixteenth-century pamphlet describing prominent Chelmsford witchcraft trials against Elizabeth Francis and others

Adder stone

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Black cat

The numerous folk beliefs about black cats, and cats in general, are often contradictory. Superstitions surrounding black cats are almost certainly some of the most prevalent even today, along with the number thirteen and walking under a ladder.

David Gregory

Scottish physician and inventor accused of witchcraft. He inherited Kinnairdy Castle in Banffshire.


Medical condition caused by invisible elves or witches shooting invisible arrows at people or animals.

Hag stone

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Pebble pierced by a naturally occurring hole, believed to possess magical properties.

Jean Lyon, Countess of Angus

Scottish countess named in North Berwick witch trials as consulting with witches

John Kincaid, witch-finder

Professional witch-finder or pricker of witches based in Tranent, East Lothian.

John Kincaid, witch-pricker

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