Witchcraft (See also Enchantment, Sorcery.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Witchcraft (See also Enchantment, Sorcery.)


  1. Alcina Circelike spellmaker; defeated by good magic. [Br. Opera: Handel, Alcina, Westerman, 54–55]
  2. Baba Yaga cannibalistic crone; stone-breasted companion of devil. [Russ. Folklore: Leach, 100]
  3. Brocken Harz peak; rendezvous for the Sabbat on Walpurgis Night. [Ger. Folklore: Leach, 165]
  4. Broom Hilda witch as cigar-smoking, love-starved crone. [Comics: Horn, 134]
  5. Circe turns Odysseus’s men into animals. [Gk. Myth.: Odyssey]
  6. Cutty Sark witch who pulls off the tail of Tam O’Shanter’s mare before it has fully escaped from her power. [Scot. Poetry: Benét, 242]
  7. Esmerelda gypsy trains a goat to dance to her tambourine, is convicted of sorcery. [Fr. Lit.: Victor Hugo The Hunchback of Notre Dame]
  8. Hecate mysterious goddess of Hades; associated with sorcery. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 115]
  9. Kundry sorceress; ugly messenger of the Grail castle. [Ger. Legend: Parzival; Ger. Opera: Parsifal]
  10. Morgan le Fay sorceress of Arthurian legend. [Medieval Romance: Brewer Dictionary, 620]
  11. Pamphile applies ointment to change into eagle. [Rom. Lit.: The Golden Ass]
  12. Rosemary’s baby through witchcraft, child born with horns and tail. [Am. Lit.: Rosemary’s Baby]
  13. Salem, Massachusetts locale of frenzied assault on supposed witches (1692). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 442; Am. Lit.: The Crucible]
  14. Samantha good witch married to a mortal. [TV: “Bewitched” in Terrace, I, 94–95]
  15. Walpurgis Night traditional German witches’ sabbath. [Ger. Folklore: NCE, 2918]
  16. Weird Sisters demon-women; predict Macbeth’s fate. [Br. Lit.: Macbeth]
  17. Wicked Witch of the West uses her powers to upset the plans of Dorothy and her friends. [Am. Lit. and Cin.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
  18. Witch of Endor conjures up Samuel for distressed Saul. [O.T.: I Samuel 28:3–25]
  19. Witches’ Hammer manual for recognizing telltale marks of witches (15th century). [Eur. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 952]