WitchCraft/Witch Hunts

WitchCraft and Witch Hunts in the Middle Ages

Social Prosecution

  • witches were blamed for every problem
  • any rebellion equaled prosecution
  • this was because rebellion was said to be the mother of witchcraft


  • they used animal parts and herbs in their potions
  • potions were brewed in large cauldrons made of wood and stone
  • these potions were very effective for curing illnesses

Types of Witchcraft

  • Black magic was the "bad" magic
  • examples were accidents, bad health, and death
  • Light magic was the "good" magic
  • examples were good luck, spells, and wealth