European Witch Hunts
By Taryn Grapes
What is a witch.
A witch is a woman thought to have evil magic powers. Witches are popularly depicted as wearing a black cloak and pointed hat, and flying on a broomstick.
The word comes from the Hebrew word "Kasaph" which has the root meaning "whisper" when in the exodus means "one who whispers spells"
How was the face a witchcraft changed.
Witches Were Tortured
Torture devices forced witches to confess
Accused witches would often confess to escape the painful and long torture.
Who was accused
Any one could be accused of witchcraft and anyone who was accused was investigated
How many were killed
Thousands were slaughtered just on some ones opinion. Over 80,000 of men and women were killed.