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Witches are supernatural beings who are born with the power to affect change by magical means (Witchcraft). Although the term "warlock" is commonly used to differentiate male witches from female witches, it appears that "witch" is a gender-neutral term that does apply to both men and women. While many witches are the devote worshipers of the "Dark Lord," other witches have been known to work against the Devil and use their powers for benevolent purposes.

History

The origin of witchcraft remains unknown, however, it is known that witches have existed for many centuries passing down their knowledge and skills through generations of family lines. Consistent with popular belief, witches do receive their powers from darker forces, and most do worship the Devil.

The Feast of Feasts

Centuries ago, the fourteen women belonging to the earliest incarnation of the Church of Night were chased out of the township of Greendale into the hills, the forest. To avoid starvation that winter, Freya, the youngest, strongest witch sacrificed herself and offered up her body as sustenance to her fellow witches. To commemorate this event, witches hold a yearly feast, similar to a mortal Thanksgiving.

The Greendale Thirteen

After the Salem witch trials, the witches of Greendale were terrified by the ongoing witch hunt. Mortals were identifying and arresting witches, including the original Thirteen. To appease the mortal's bloodlust and quell the rising witch hysteria, the other witches willingly allowed these thirteen women to be sacrificed and chose not to rescue them. The Greendale Thirteen were held in the Witch's Cell with no sunlight, water, or food. The Greendale Thirteen walked a path to the noose after surviving torture and imprisonment. Mortals surrounded them on either side and if any witch lifted their eyes to meet a human's gaze, they were stoned to death on the spot. In 1692, these thirteen witches were hung in the forest.

Physiology

Witches appear indistinguishable from mortals. Some witches, such as the Weird Sisters have been known to have ghoulish appearances that consists of glowing eyes, occasionally greyish skin, occasionally no nose, black rimmed eyes and teeth, and sharp teeth. It is unknown if all witches have ghoulish appearances. According to Zelda Spellman, a witch's term of pregnancy is thirteen months. Witches are capable of having children with mortals despite the fact that it is forbidden.

Powers and Abilities

Depending on their level of skill, witches possess a number of magical powers. By joining together, witches can increase their magical strength. Among their many supernatural talents are:

  • Spell Casting: The power to change, manipulate and control objects, events, actions and phenomena through the use of incantations, commands, rituals, gestures or pure sheer of will.
    • Summoning: The power to summon another witch, a familiar or being from one location to another.
    • Cursing: The power to put a curse on someone or something, causing them to phase incredible bad events, luck and/or harm.
    • Binding: The power to bind a person to a specific location and prevent them from leaving.
    • Memory Manipulation: The power to scan and take away memories from people, and/or add false ones.
    • Illusion Manipulation: The power to project highly realistic illusions into the physical world.
      • Glamour: The power to disguise a physical appearance.
    • Chlorokinesis: The power to control and manipulate plants.
    • Astral Projection: The power to project their astral form to another location, essentially becoming ghosts.
    • Conjuration: The power to conjure demons and other beings.
    • Levitation: The power to propel oneself in the air and hover.
    • Demonic Trapping: The power to trap and imprison a demon.
    • Containment: The power to contain a being in a given area.
    • Demonic Banishment: The power to banish a demon.
    • Demonic Exorcism: The power to expel a demon possessing a mortal.
    • Enchantment: The power to imbue a person or object with a magical capability.
    • Cloaking: The power to render a being, location, or object physically undetectable to the senses.
    • Warding: The power to place protection spells and wards on places and people, shielding them from harm or danger.
    • Remote Killing: The power to kill another person from a distance.
    • Necromancy: The power to control, manipulate, and resurrect the dead.
    • Portal Opening: The power to open a portal to another dimension.
    • Atmokinesis: The power to control and manipulate the weather.
    • Pyrokinesis: The power to generate, control and manipulate fire. This is inclusive of hellfire.
      • Hellfire Summoning: The power to summon fire from the pit of Hell. In the history of witches, only four of the most powerful witches have accomplished this.
  • Potion Making: The ability to brew and concoct potions, remedies, and elixirs that have supernatural properties.
  • Divination: The power to obtain direct knowledge about an object, person, location or physical event through means other than the user's physical senses.
  • Telekinesis: The power to move and control things with the power of the mind.
  • Teleportation: The power to teleport from one location to another without occupying the space in between.
  • Mind Control: The power to control another person's actions, thoughts and feelings.
  • Telepathy: The power to read the minds of others and project one's thoughts into others' minds.
  • Familiar Communication: The ability to converse with their familiars.
  • Mediumship: The ability to see and communicate with the spirits of the dead.
  • Dream Walking: The power to enter another person's dream.
  • Poppet Puppetry: The power to control non-sentient beings and physical events through the use of Poppets/Voodoo Dolls.
  • Longevity: Witches are extremely long-lived, aging at an especially slow rate; while Zelda, Hilda Spellman, and Gryla appear to be middle-aged women, it has been confirmed they're actually much older. According to Ambrose, once a half-witch undergoes their Dark Baptism and is fully a witch, they stay younger longer.[1] The oldest known witch, Gryla, is stated to be over a thousand years old.[2]

Weaknesses

  • Mortality: Despite their mystical attributes, witches are still human and share many of the same weaknesses as non-supernatural beings (e.g. blood loss, immolation, snapped neck, etc.). However, witches can get around this weakness through the use of resurrection spells and the Cain Pit.
  • Witchcraft: Witches themselves are susceptible to the powers of witchcraft.

Spells and Rituals

  • Binding Spell: A spell to bind a person to a specific location and prevent them from leaving.
  • Omen Repelling Spell: A spell seemingly used to banish omens from the casting witch's life.
    • Incantation: Absit omen.
    • Requirements: None
    • Used by: Sabrina recited this spell after a bat flew into her room. As she muttered the spell, Sabrina crushed the bat with a large book. [1]
  • Familiar Summoning Spell: A spell found in the Demonomicon that is used to call upon any familiar.
    • Incantation Spirits of the forest, I pronounce my intentions to thee. Come forth and seek me, and equal we will be. Not master and servant, but familiar to familiar, to share our knowledge, our spirit, and our traits. And now, spirits, we will wait.
    • Requirements: A bell, wooden stick
    • Used by: Prior to performing this spell, Sabrina mentions to Zelda that she's to practice it an untold number of times and Sabrina wished to use this spell to call out anyone willing to volunteer to be her familiar instead of picking one from the Council's registry. Later that day, she went out into the woods and performed the spell. She first rang the bell and created circles into the ground with a wooden stick.[1]
  • Blood Curse Spell: A spell that eats away at its victim's health, will, and sanity.
    • Incantation Vos omnes ministri odey et destructiones et seratore discorde. Et qui libiter opera facitis et tractibus, quod eat noce. Vos conjurae idec nos conjuo et odit fiat mier alve, Sabrina.
    • Requirements: None
    • Used by: The Weird Sisters used this curse on Sabrina for simply being a Half-Witch.[1]
  • Blood Curse Removal Spell: A counter-spell to the Blood Curse.
    • Incantation If truly I am cursed today, let water wash the hex away. If truly I am cursed today, let water wash the hex away.
    • Requirements: Water.
    • Used by: Sabrina attempted to remove the Weird Sisters' curse with water, though the spell did not work. Hilda noted that it lingered and a regimen of salt water baths and reversing candles over the course of a couple weeks would do the trick.[1]
  • Memory Removal Spell: A spell that is used to remove the recent memories of others.
    • Incantation: Bless your mind, bless your heart, let these painful thoughts depart.
    • Requirements: None
    • Used by: Sabrina used this spell to erase Harvey's memory after she revealed to him she was a witch.[1]
  • Spider Spell: A spell used to make spiders appear in a specific place or target's location.
    • Incantation: Spider, O Spider, pray why do you spin your pretty white web so fine and so thin? To catch fat flies and make them into pies. Spider, O spider, pray, do you not see? Here comes a big, buzzing, blundering bee. He'll spoil your fine net while you fume and you fret, but no mercy you grant, and no mercy you'll get.
    • Requirements: A picture of the target, spiders.
    • Used by: Sabrina and Ambrose used this spell to traumatize, using his fear of spiders, Principal Hawthorne into taking a few days off so that Sabrina could have her club, WICCA, approved by their assistant principal, Ms. Glover.[1]
  • Navigation Spell: A spell used to navigate the twists and turns through a hay-bell maze to make it out the other side.
    • Incantation: Hickery Pickery, Hickery Pickery, where shall this girl go? She'll go east, she'll go west, she'll go to the crow's nest. Hickery Pickery, Hickery Pickery.
    • Requirements: None
    • Used by: Sabrina performed this spell to help her through a hay-bell maze so she could make it to the oldest apple tree in the orchard.[1]
  • Witch Summoning Spell: A spell used to summon a witch from one location to another.
    • Sabrina's First Incantation: The weird sisters, hand in hand, travelers of the sea and land. Thrice to thine and thrice to mine, and thrice again, to make up nine. Peace! The charm's wound up.
    • Sabrina's Second Incantation: Hic ante circulum appareatis prudentiae, Prudence. In pulchra figura humana, and tortuasitate aliqua.
    • Requirements: A three-pointed stick, white twine (First incantation). Puppet of the target, red twine (Second incantation)
    • Used by: Sabrina used the first spell to summon the Weird Sisters to the Greendale Wood to strike a deal.[4] The Weird Sisters likely used this spell to summon Sabrina to the Witch's Cell.[5] Sabrina used another incantation to summon Prudence to speak about her sisters.[6] Both Father Blackwood and Luke Chalfant used a similar spell to summon Zelda and Ambrose, respectively, to the Academy of Unseen Arts.[3]
  • Illusion Spell: A spell to cause the intended targets to hallucinate.
    • Incantation: None
    • Requirements: None
    • Used by: Sabrina and the Weird Sisters used this spell on the mortal boys who hurt Sabrina's friend, Susie Putnam. The illusion made it seem like they were kissing the girls, when they were, actually, kissing one another.[4]
  • Impotence Spell: A spell to cause impotence in men.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: None
    • Used by: The Weird Sisters used this spell on the mortal boys who hurt Sabrina's friend, believing that a few weeks of impotence would teach them better manners. Their 'boyhoods' were then represented as birds in a cage, thus preventing them from rising to any occasion and would only be granted it back if, or when, the birds were released.[4]
  • Chlorokinesis Spell: A spell to control and manipulate plants.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Unknown
    • Used by: The witches of the Church of Night used this spell to attempt to restrain Sabrina with vines.[4]
  • Circle of Protection Spell: A spell that encloses a location in a ring of protection and that should a witch, save the Spellmans, cross its bounds will be engulfed in fire.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: None
    • Used by: Ambrose stated to Father Blackwood and the other members of the Church of Night that he cast this spell to protect Sabrina. Merely mentioning such a spell caused their ambition to reclaim Sabrina after she fled her Dark Baptism to falter. When prompted by Sabrina on when he cast the spell, he told Sabrina that he hadn't but after the witches turn to leave, he should probably start. It remains unknown if he actually performed this after the witches left.[4]
  • Astral Projection Spell: A spell used to travel outside one's physical body through spirit form.
    • Incantation: Vola anima per aeterna. (repeated several times)
    • Requirements: Candles lit around the body, the precise location one wishes to project to, and a map
    • Used by: Ambrose used this spell to astral project his form to Cerberus Books where he had a date with Luke Chalfant. However, before he began the spell, Hilda warned him that only the dead are allowed to travel the astral plane and a witch can only astral project for so long before the psychopomps either carry his spirit to the afterlife or report him to the Dweller in the Abyss.[5] Sabrina used this spell to astral project her form to Jesse Putnam's room to see if Jesse is possessed by a demon.[7] Hilda used this spell to astral-project her form to Baxter High to inform Sabrina about Father Blackwood's emergency meeting.[3]
  • Hanging Spell: A spell to telekinetically hang a person and leave them suspended in mid-air to choke until their death or the release of the spell.
    • Incantation: Light as a feather, stiff as a board. (Repeat several times)
    • Requirements: None
    • Used by: Quentin and other ghosts of former Academy of Unseen Arts students cast this spell on the Weird Sisters as vengeance and to scare them into stopping the harrowing tradition of new witches as well as to protect Sabrina when Prudence threatened to kill her.[5]
  • House Sealing Spell: A spell to seal a house to keep a threat from escaping into the world.
    • Incantation: Ex spiritibus enim sie te aeris. Qui Ompotentiam Tuam parcendo clavem ad. Ostium ligate Diabolum hunc!
    • Requirements: None
    • Used by: Zelda, Hilda, Sabrina, and Ambrose used this spell to seal their house and keep Batibat from escaping into the world. Zelda states to the demon that they were the only ones that knew the spell and it would be lost should they be killed.[8]
  • Demon Trapping Spell: A spell to trap and contain a demon within an object.
    • Zelda's Incantation: Turpis et infernis in terris pariunt. Adiuro vos tamen hoc graecas munus.
    • Sabrina's Incantation: Turpis et infernis in terris pariunt. Et furantur verba haec locutus sum vobis Laetitia. Punctum baculus parit malediction. Adiuro vos tamen hoc graecas munus.
    • Requirements: Object to trap demon inside of (e.g. jar, urn, etc.)
    • Used by: Edward used this spell to trap Batibat in the Acheron Configuration for 70 years. Zelda used this and trapped the demon, Batibat, inside a burial urn. However, Zelda and the other Spellmans were already under Batibat's thrall and was merely a dream. After Sabrina was freed from the dream by Mary Wardwell, she used a similar spell to entrap the sleep demon inside a mason jar.[8]
  • Demon Banishment Spell: A spell to banish a demon.
    • Incantaion: I banish thee, Batibat. Tu me misisti, et contentiones sint causa doloris mei.
    • Requirements: Acheron Configuration
    • Used by: Sabrina attempted this spell to banish Batibat into the Acheron Configuration, but wasn't strong enough to successfully banish her within its prison.[8]
  • Glamour Spell: A spell that allows the witch to create an illusion, concealing the true form of something.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: None
    • Used by: Sabrina used this spell to glamour her familiar, Salem, in order to distract the sleep demon, Batibat, while she obtained the spell to trap her.[8]
  • Astral Liberation Spell: A spell to free another witch from an astral projection.
    • Incantation: Liberate tuteme ex fuga.
    • Requirements: Person's name
    • Used by: Ambrose used this spell to free Sabrina from almost dying in her astral form when she was attacked by Apophis.[7]
  • Exorcism Ritual: A rite that can be used by a witch to free a person from possession by a demon.
    • Incantation: We call forth the witches from the shade. Those who came before us, and died, so that we might live. Visit us, Sisters. Intercede on our behalf. I call forth the powers of Lilith, of Aradia, of Morgan le Fay. Visit us, Sisters. Intercede on our behalf. I call on Black Annis, I call on Anne Boleyn. I call on the Witch of Endor. Visit us, Sisters. Intercede on our behalf. I call on Hecate, on Artemis, on Luna to expel this demon. Expel Apophis. Return him to the Dark Lord. Visit us, Sisters. Intercede on our behalf. I call on Hildegard of Bingen, I call Marie Laveau. I call Tituba, I call Mary Bradbury. Visit us, Sisters. Intercede on our behalf. I call Nehman, Badb, Macha. Visit us, Sisters. Intercede on our behalf. I call Circe, I call Moll Dyer. Visit us, Sisters. Intercede on our behalf. I call on Juventas, the virgin, on Juno, the mother. Lend us your power. Expel the demon. Visit us, Sisters. Intercede on our behalf. I call upon Sybil Leek. I call upon Priscilla Spellman. I call upon Francis Spellman. I call upon Evanora and Locasta Spellman. Come forth, Kindly Ones. Come forth, Mother of Darkness. Lend us your power. Expel the demon Apophis! Visit us, Sisters. Intercede on our behalf. Visit us, Sisters. Intercede on our behalf. Visit us, Sisters. Intercede on our behalf. Visit us, Sisters. Intercede on our behalf.
    • Requirements: Salt
    • Used by: Sabrina, Hilda, and Ms. Wardwell performed this spell by calling upon witches of the shade and invoked their power to exorcised the demon, Apophis, from Jesse Putnam. With the arrival of Zelda, invoking the Spellman ancestors, they were successful in performing the first witch exorcism. However, Jesse later died. His death was made to appear as a result of the exorcism, though he was actually killed by Mary and her Jesse-themed poppet.[7]
  • Cloaking Spell: A spell that renders a being, location, or object physically undetectable to the senses.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Wool Yarn, other witches to form an pentagram.
    • Used by: Mary Wardwell, Sabrina, and the Weird Sisters performed this spell to hide themselves and the dead familiar from being spotted by the Kinkle Family.
  • Blindness Curse: A spell to inflict a person and their entire bloodline with blindness.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Unknown
    • Used by: Centuries ago, Greendale witches cursed the Walker women with blindness for accusing a woman of being a witch.[9]
  • Protection Spell: A spell used for someone's protection against another witch's magic.
    • Incantation: Qui affecto protego, mixtisque iubas serpentibus et posteris meis stirpiqui. (Repeated several times)
    • Requirements: None
    • Used by: Sabrina used this spell to protect Harvey in fear that the Weird Sisters may harm him after the Kinkles shot the familiar in Moon Valley.[9] Sabrina, Hilda, Zelda and Ambrose also used this spell to protect Baxter High from the Greendale Thirteen's wrath upon the townsfolk of Greendale. The majority of the coven of the Church of Night also used this spell to fortify the Academy of Unseen Arts against the same threat and Nicholas Scratch did the same for the Kinkle's home. [3]
  • Ballot Box Enchantment: An enchantment placed over a ballot box to favor one person over another as the winner.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Ballot box
    • Used by: Lady Blackwood cast this spell on the ballot box to favor the choosing of Prudence, over the other witches, so she would become Queen of the Feast, thus resulting in her death. Lady Blackwood sought to have her sacrificed as she was the illegitimate daughter of her husband and, despite her illegitimacy, held a claim to the title of High Priest over her unborn children.[9]
  • Remote Killing Spell: A spell to kill an individual.
    • Incantation: Let sticks and stones break the witch hunters' bones.
    • Requirements: Stones, Poppets
    • Used by: Agatha and Dorcas used this spell in an attempt to kill Harvey and Tommy after they discovered they were witch hunters that killed a familiar. Due to the familiar's death, blood atonement was demanded and revenge for the deaths of the massacred witches and familiar by the Kinkle Family.[9]
  • Confidence Spell: A spell to give someone strength and confidence.
    • Incantation: Strength by day, strength by night, give him strength, give him might.
    • Requirements: Target
    • Used by:  Sabrina performed this spell on Harvey at his brother's funeral so he would not struggle with his speech or become overwhelmed and breakdown.[10]
  • Rite of Resurrection: A three-stage rite capable of resurrecting the dead.
    • Incantation: Hounds of Heaven, Hounds of Hell, Hounds of Earth, Guardians of the Door, we summon thee to help us resurrect the fallen son. No si vocare te. No si vocare te. No si vocare te. No si vocare te. We bow before the Door that divides the World of the Living from the World of the Dead. With humble gratitude, we ask that it be opened. Aperi ianuam. Aperi ianuam. Aperi ianuam. Aperi ianuam. Unholiest of Spirits, we offer thee a life for a life! O mighty Dark Lord. Vita est vita. By whom all is set afire, thy power be thy path, thy will my desire. Vita est vita. The Hounds invoked. The Door opened. The price paid in blood. Thomas Kinkle, we entreat thee. Rise. Rise. Rise!
    • Requirements: Pentagram, target's effigy, living person
    • Used by: Sabrina, Prudence Night, Dorcas, and Nicholas Scratch performed this rite in order to resurrect Tommy Kinkle. The first stage of the rite invoked the hounds. Stage two involved opening the door between worlds, between the living and dead. The third and final stage is the sacrifice. For Agatha's treachery to Prudence, she and Sabrina decided that she would be the sacrifice. Sabrina slit her throat and finished the spell. Upon the completion of the final verse, they waited for thirteen minutes, time enough for all the traces of the witch's soul to leave the body. Though complete, the spell, however, only resurrected Tommy's body and not his soul.[11]
  • Mortal Limbo Portal Spell: A spell to open the portal to Mortal Limbo.
    • Incantation: Redi ad periculum tuum.
    • Requirements: A wooden piles
    • Used by: Sabrina used this spell to open a portal in the Greendale Woods, to the Mortal Limbo.
  • Catching Spell: A spell to root a witch to a specific spot by driving a spike through that witch's footprint. The victim will remain rooted to the spot until the spike is removed.
    • Incantation: None
    • Requirements: Spike, target witch's footprint
    • Used by: Nicholas used this spell to trap Prudence and Dorcas.[11]
  • The Red Angel of Death Summoning Spell: A spell to summon the Red Angel of Death.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Figurine of the Red Angel of Death
    • Used by: The Greendale Thirteen used this spell to exact their revenge on the inhabitants of Greendale, both witch and mortal alike, but calling forth the butcher, the Red Angel of Death. While they waited for his appearance, they traveled to Baxter High, the Academy of Unseen Arts, and to Rosalind Walker's nana's retirement home to knock down all the doors for him so he'd be able to eliminate all firstborns.[3]
  • Tornado Summoning Spell: A spell used to make a tornado appear in a specific location.
    • Incantation: Boreas, North Wind, I summon you. Euros, East Wind, I summon you. Notos, South Wind, I summon you. Zephyrus, West Wind, I summon you.
    • Requirements: A map of the target area, a bowl of water, four lidded glass jars
    • Used by: Sabrina, Hilda, Zelda and Ambrose used this spell to create a twister in order to encourage the mortals of Greendale into taking shelter in the bowels of Baxter High.[3]
  • Running Away Spell: A spell to make someone run away.
    • Incantation: Hear me, Heed me. Run Away. Live to see another day.
    • Requirements: A person
    • Used by: Hilda used this spell on Dr. Cerberus to make him run away before the Red Angel of Death would break open the doors to Baxter High.[3]
  • Hellfire Summoning Spell: A spell used to call forth fire from the pits of Hell.
    • Incantation: Ater ignus, fusce fume. Te evoco ut potentium tuam monstres. Cupidibus flammis hic veni. Caelo sub isto, harc arborem consumo. Lucem tenebrasque tuas monstra. Impetuum tuum evoco ad devorandum. Hanc arborem ac omnes hospitas devora.
    • Requirements: A powerful witch
    • Used by: In order to eliminate the Greendale Thirteen, Sabrina, having signed her named in the Book of the Beast, performed this spell to call forth the fires from the Pit of Hell. The searing inferno consumed their souls and, despite being ghosts, their charred bodies fell from the sky like ash. Prior to Sabrina, only three others in all of witch history have performed such a feat.[3]
  • Séance: A ritual to communicate with a spirit.
    • Incantation: Spirits below and above, spirits in between, caught in the fabric betwixt worlds, we ask that the veil be lifted and that you send forth the spirit of Diana Regina Sawyer-Spellman. Diana, you're welcome to this house, to this circle. If you're here, we ask that you make your presence known.
    • Requirements: Candles, an object that belonged to the specified spirit
    • Used by: Sabrina and the Weird Sisters performed a séance to contact Diana so that Sabrina would be able talk to her mom. Agatha particularly wanted to help as she had been practicing her skills as a spiritualist.[2]
  • Spirit Explusion Spell: A spell to expel a spirit from a corpse.
    • Incantation: Carnis et ossa excede!
    • Requirements: Possessed corpse
    • Used by: Ambrosed performed this spell on the corpse that he was went to embalm. Once case, the corpse fell to the floor, lifeless once more. He initially believed that the corpse was possessed by a poltergeist, but Zelda corrected him, that it was in fact the Yule Lads.[2]
  • Changeling Spell: A spell cast upon an object, to look like that of a baby, that switches out the fake object with the real baby.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Unknown
    • Used by: Sabrina Spellman performed this spell, upon her mother's instruction, on Amrbose's teddy bear. The enchanted bear bore the resemblance of and switched places with Leticia. The spell ultimately tricked Gryla into believing that she had taken the real baby from the Spellmans. The spell, however, was short lived as it wore off, revealing the teddy bear, as Gryla made her way back up the mountains.[2]
  • Teleportation Spell: A spell to teleport a person from one location to another.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Unknown
    • Used by: Ambrose used this spell to teleport Rosalind home, so that her parents wouldn't worry, after having babysat Leticia while the Spellmans looked for Susie.[2]

Tools

  • Book of the Beast: The most ancient tome in existence and unholy grimoire that is a property of the Dark Lord. This tome is notably used in a witch's Dark Baptism.
  • Demonomicon: An ancient grimoire filled with spells, such as to summon a familiar.
  • Book of the Dead: A grimoire filled with necromantic spells and rites.
  • Candles: Candles are used in certain spells and rituals.
  • Cauldrons: Cauldrons are used to brew potions.
  • Poppet: A poppet is a human figurine used by witches to represent their victims and establish a magical connection with them.

Types of Magics

  • Conjuration: A form of magic that associates with summoning demons and other beings.
  • Necromancy: A form of magic that associates with controlling, manipulating, and resurrecting the dead.
  • Herbalism: A form of magic that associates with the study of botany and use of plants intended for medicinal purposes.

Hierarchy

Witch Council

The Witch Council is the governing body of witches and warlocks.

Infernal Three

The Infernal Three acts as judges for the witch community.

High Priest

The High Priest is the leader of a coven and makes all important decisions regarding the safety and protection of their coven.

Witch Laws

  • No witch shall marry a mortal.
  • Novitiates must be virginal for their Dark Baptism.
  • The Path of Night or the Path of Light must be chosen.
  • The Dark Lord gets to decide what a witch does with her body.
  • Guilty until proven innocent.
  • Blood demands blood.

Education

Many young witches and warlocks attend the Academy of Unseen Arts where they are educated in magic and presumably learn to control their powers.

Celebrations

Dark Baptism

When a witch or warlock turns sixteen, they undergo their Dark Baptism and sign their names in the Book of the Beast. They must choose the Path of Night or the Path of Light.

Feast of Feasts

The Feast of Feasts is an annual holiday hosted by the High Priest of the Church of Night. A witch is chosen to sacrifice her life to be feasted upon by their fellow witches. One witch is selected from fourteen families.

Winter Solstice

Witches light a Yule Log to keep the bad things out. The Winter Solstice is when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest. Like mortal Christmas, the Winter Solstice is about families coming together.

Notable Witches

Covens

Witches tend to belong to covens, often referred to as churches, and are led by a single hierarch, a High Priest. Each church consists of specific laws and traditions that all are expected to abide by. If a witch goes against their church's sanctioned rules, they may be excommunicated.

Known Covens

Appearances

Season 1

Season 2

Trivia

  • Witches bare a distinctive mark on their body, known as a "witch's mark", identifying them as such.
    • Half-witches may not bare such a mark.
  • Father Blackwood claims that in exchange for serving the Dark Lord, witches are exempt from Hell.
  • Witches are forbidden to perform exorcisms.
    • However, they are fully capable of performing exorcisms.
  • Midnight is referred to as the 'witching hour'.
  • Madame Satan mentioned that she was excommunicated from the Church of Shadows in New Hampshire. While Madame Satan was probably lying about her expulsion from said church, there is implied to be a Church of Shadows in New Hampshire as if anyone didn't believe her and looked it up and found it didn't exist, they would discover she was lying.

Notes

  • In the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics, witches are gathered in covens, like the Church of Night, and are ruled by a High Council which establishes the Witch Laws and enforce them with harsh methods of punishment.
    • One of the important rules is that of to not mingle with mortals. Subsequently, half-witches are victims of prejudices, in particular, among young witches at the Academy of Unseen Arts.
    • Likewise important is the Witch Baptism. At the age of 16, young witches must decide whether to accept the Dark Lord in a Black Mass and embrace their powers or renounce them forever.
  • Although "witch" seems to be a gender-neutral term, male witches are often called "warlocks" in the comics.
  • Betty and Veronica are practicing witches in the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic series.
  • Witches consider themselves a separate race from mortals, despite being of similar appearance.

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References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto & Maxwell, Ross (writers) & Seidenglanz, Rob (director) (October 26, 2018). "Chapter Ten: The Witching Hour". Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Season 1. Episode 10. Netflix.
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  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 Conkel, Joshua & Kaufman, MJ (writers) & Talalay, Rachel (director) (October 26, 2018). "Chapter Six: An Exorcism in Greendale". Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Season 1. Episode 6. Netflix.
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  14. 'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina': McKenna Grace To Guest Star, Alexis Denisof & Jedidiah Goodacre Set For Recurring Roles