History of Witchcraft.pptx - By Jaedyn Krupit History of What was witchcraft • The exercise or invocation of alleged supernatural powers to control

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History of Witchcraft By: Jaedyn Krupit
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What was witchcraft? The exercise or invocation of alleged supernatural powers to control people or events, practices typically involving sorcery or magic.
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Who practiced witchcraft? Most witches were thought to be pagans doing the Devil’s work Many were simply natural healers or so- called “wise women” whose choice of profession was misunderstood Most witches were believed to be women
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What were the consequences of witchcraft? If found guilty, people would be burned at the stake or hung Between the years 1500 and 1660, up to 80,000 suspected witches were put to death in Europe.
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Methods used to determine if someone was a witch Swimming Test: Witches were believed to float if they were put in a body of water. Meaning that if you were innocent you would sink, if you floated you were a witch. Prayer Test: Suspected witches were excepted to recite sections of the bible by memory. If they made
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