Witches considered as humans who have sold their souls to the devil for the ability to cast magic.
Now this rumor started when bad luck suddenly struck a certain individual or a community and showed no signs of relief. So people immediately started putting the blame on the first person they could think of, the person they hated the most. Now in ancient times magic was an unchartered territory that few dared explore and all that was known about it was just village rumors passed down by generations and rumors that were brought by travelers. Since no one knew the obvious signs of a practitioner of magic who would bother to look for the truth, since fear overpowered the need for investigation. So the simplest solution was taken ‘Execution’.Hence they were depicted as cheaters, tricksters and malevolent old hags that seduced the unsuspecting and preyed on the weak. Now witches…
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