Monday, October 26, 2015

The Names of Fictional, Factual, and Mythological Witches

"Medea" by Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys
Hello all, and happy Halloween! For the holiday I've chosen to make a post featuring names of both fictional and factual witches from history and media, and myth.

Fictional:

Agatha Cackle (The Worst Witch)
Penelope Clearwater (Harry Potter)
Erichtho (Pharsalia)
Miss Davina Bat (The Worst Witch)
Elphaba (Wicked)
Serafina Pekkala (His Dark Materials)
Jadis (The Chronicles of Narnia)
Cordelia Foxx (American Horror Story: Coven)
Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter)
Maharet and Mekare (The Vampire Chronicles)
Jane Smart (The Witches of Eastwick)
Mildred Hubble (The Worst Witch)
Sycorax (The Tempest)
Cho Chang (Harry Potter)
Vanessa Dahl (Engelsfors)
Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)
Fleur and Gabrielle Delacour (Harry Potter)
Enid Nightshade (The Worst Witch)
Minoo Falk Karimi (Engelsfors)
Ruta Skadi (His Dark Materials)
Padma and Parvarti Patil (Harry Potter)
Empusa (Stardust)
Sybill Trelawney (Harry Potter)
Esmeralda "Granny" Weatherwax (Discworld)
Maud Moonshine (The Worst Witch)
Bridget "Jet" Owens (Practical Magic)
Ida Holmström (Engelsfors)
Myrtle Snow (American Horror Story: Coven)
Narcissa Malfoy (Harry Potter)
Ethel Hallow (The Worst Witch)
Nessarose (Wicked)
Eglantine Price (Bedknobs and Broomsticks)
Nymphadora Tonks (Harry Potter)

Factual (and People Accused of Witchcraft):

Marigje Arriens (Accused and executed. 1520-1591, Dutch.)
Sybil Leek (1917-1982)
Agnes Bernauer (Accused and executed. 1410-1435, German.)
Bridget Bishop (Accused and executed. 1632-1692, English immigrant to Salem.)
Rosaleen "Roie" Norton (1917-1979)
Giovanna Bonanno (Accused and executed. Died 1789, Italian.)
Sidonia von Borcke (Confessed under torture, was executed. 1548-1620, Pomeranian.)
Michée Chauderon (Confessed under torture, was executed. Died 1652, Swiss.)

Eleanor "Ray" Bone (1910-2001)
Nyzette Cheveron (Confessed and was executed. Died 1605, Belgian.)
Peronne Goguillon (Accused and executed. Died 1679, French.)

Zsuzsanna Budapest (1940-)
Mechteld ten Ham (Confessed under torture, was executed. Died 1605, Dutch.)
Walpurga Hausmannin (Confessed and was executed. Died 1587, German.)

Margot Adler (1946-)
Ursulina de Jesus (Accused and executed. Died 1754, Brazilian.)


Mythology:

Medea (Greek)
Morgan le Fay (Arthurian)
Hecate (Greek)
Ceridwen (Welsh)
Circe (Greek)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Zooey Deschanel Welcomes a Girl

Zooey
Actress Zooey Deschanel recently gave birth to a little girl who she has named Elsie Otter. She is married to producer Jacob Pechenik. On the choice she said: "Well, we just really like the name Elsie, and then we both love otters. They're really sweet, they're also smart, they use tools to keep their favorite tools, they hold hands while they sleep. There's so many amazing things about otters. They're wonderful animals."

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Carey Mulligan Reveals Name of Baby Girl

Marcus and Carey
Actress Carey Mulligan and husband, Marcus Mumford, the lead singer of the band Mumford and Sons, have revealed the name of their baby girl - Evelyn.