Witches

These Gunpowder Plot ‘Witchmark' Carvings Had A Very Eerie Purpose...

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

A collection of 17th century engraved “witchmarks” intended to ward off evil spirits has been discovered. The etchings are believed to be conn...

The Dark Side of Halloween: Witches, Demons and Death

Paul Beaumont | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK
Paul Beaumont

Europe has an unhappy history in the way it has dealt with the made up 'crime' of witchcraft over the centuries. Professor Owen Davis of the University of Hertfordshire estimates that between 30,000 and 50,000 people, mainly women, were executed after being found guilty in witchcraft trials between 1450 and 1780.

The Hex Factor: The Top Ten Best Witches

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: The Top Ten Vampires Who Definitely Don't Suck Whether she's zipping past a full moon atop a broomstick, threatening Judy Garland or prof...

The Lancashire Witch Trials

Rita Pal | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rita Pal

This year is the Witch Trial's 400th anniversary. To this day, the county still capitalises on the legend of the witches and their trials, demonstrating yet again the lucrative nature of witchcraft. Of course, there is a rumour that circulates the area - the witches still haunt the buildings and villages.

Halloween 2012: Scary Yet Sexy Pin-Up Girls (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK

There’s a depressing inevitability that every single Halloween party will have at least one “sexy witch”. Slutty Catwoman will probably pop ...

'Explore Paganism', CofE Tells Teachers In Cornwall

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers in Cornwall have been told by the Church of England to celebrate all Cornish beliefs in school, including "exploring" Paganism, over fears so...

Becoming A Secret Witch

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Former EastEnders favourite Lacey Turner is returning to TV as an immaculately dressed witch in a new ITV2 drama. Switch will tell the story of fou...

Jury Retires In Teenage Witch Murder Trial

PA | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK

A jury has retired to consider its verdicts in the case of a couple accused of killing a teenage boy after accusing him of being a witch. Kristy Ba...

PICTURES: Witches Ski Down Swiss Mountain

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Comedy

Can you believe it? The 30th edition of Switzerland's Belalp Hexe witches-only skiing race is already upon us. Doesn't time fly when you're wearing a ...

Witch's Cottage With Mummified Cat Discovered in Lancashire

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 08.12.2011 | UK

A real-life witches cottage is thought to have been unearthed in the heart of coven country, a mummified cat buried alive in its walls. The discove...

(PHOTOS) Superstitious Minds: Five Weird Beliefs

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

People are refusing to adopt black cats from rescue centres because they are deemed to be "unlucky", one organisation has claimed. Superstitions h...