My Favorite Fictional Witches πŸ§™β€β™€οΈ

I love movies, books, and tv shows about witches. They are inaccurate, over the top, hyperbolic, and totally my preferred entertainment. Here is a list of 5 of my favorite fictional witches:

1. Granny Weatherwax – Terry Pratchett wrote his non leader of the witches in discworld to be a complex, nuanced, no nonsense woman and I hope I can have half her moxie when I grow up.

2. Willow Rosenberg – Yes, she went evil for a bit and yes, she is a little out of control, but I loved her for so many seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer before that, so…

3. The various Owens sisters – It’s a cheat I know but I love the aunts and the sisters and the aunt’s aunt from the prequel. The Owens women make Practical Magic, well magical. Lol.

4. Nancy Downs – The “crazy” member of the Coven in The Craft. She is the weirdo mister. Probably shouldn’t have invoked the spirit.

5. The Coven – American Horror Story: Coven is still my favorite season and these girls are why. From the dramatic Fiona to the shy Zoe to the strong Queenie I love every one of these witches.

Runners up: The Sanderson Sisters, Mildred Hubble, etc. I love witchy fiction!

Who are your favorite fictional witches? Are there any you just hate? Tell me about it.

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  1. I love witchy fiction too, and how wrong they often get it. That’s part of the fun though, right? As for favourites: other than your #5 (which I don’t know, so can’t claim to like) I’m with you on that list, including your runners up. Though I’d have to mention Sarah as well as Nancy from “The Craft” on my list. I can also add Cassie Nightingale (from “The Good Witch”) and Rachel Morgan (from Kim Harrison’s “Hollows” series) to that list. I’m sure there are others, but I can’t think of them right now.

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    • I know! Sometimes the less realistic it is the more I like it! I forgot about the Good Witch! I need to rewatch. I honestly fell out of love with Rachel Morgan in the last couple of books. πŸ˜’ Maybe I can find it again.

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  2. Granny Weatherwax! In some ways, I don’t particularly care for fictionalized witches, because, they are ridiculous and fake, even though I do love Sabrina and Elizabeth Montgomery’s and Agnes Moorehead’s portrayals in Bewitched. Kim Novak from Bell Book and Candle. For sure I adore the witch from the Season of the Witch movie starring Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman, although spoiler, she turned out to be something quite different. Anjelica Huston from the witches.
    By the way, I recommend “England’s First Demonologist: Reginald Scot and ‘The Discoverie of Witchcraft'” By Philip C. Almond. ‘The Discoverie…’ was written in 1584 and is quite a compelling analysis of the witchcraft phenomenon.

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