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Halloween Witches

Updated on October 22, 2016

Here's To The Halloween Witch

Ever grow up wondering about witches?  Did the Salem Witch Hunt make you scratch your head, or did it give you the shivers? 

How about what Hansel and Gretel went through . . . OOOOhhhh there is so much about witches, as they have been around for a long time . . . But do they really cast spells?  Are they fantasy or are they real?

Welcome to the Witches Den, where you'll find Halloween Witches and a whole lot more.  Although Halloween is known for being the "Season Of The Witch," where I come from the season of the witch is 24/7.

 OOAK Miniature 1:12, Hylda the Witch
OOAK Miniature 1:12, Hylda the Witch | Source

Halloween Tid Bits

Christine's Halloween Tid Bits . . .

Halloween is thought to have originated more than 2,000 years ago among the ancient Celts, who lived in the British Isles and France.

The Celts believed that on that day, the lord of the dead called forth evil spirits. They held a festival, called Samhain, in which they lit bonfires to frighten off these spirits.

When the Romans conquered Britain, they incorporated many Samhain customs into their harvest festival, held on November 1. Sometime later, to put a stop to Samhain, Christians began celebrating All Saints' Day on November 1.

The evening before All Saints' Day was called "Hallow" or "Holy Evening." Over the years, it became "Hallows Evening" and eventually "Halloween."

Free Happy Halloween Witch Color Page

Free Happy Halloween Witch Color Page
Free Happy Halloween Witch Color Page | Source

Halloween Witch Lantern - A bit of info on the carved pumpkin


Here's one version on how it started: Centuries ago, in Ireland, lanterns were created from large turnips by hallowing them out and carving faces in them. To ward off evil spirits, candles were then placed inside to make terrifying faces.

The Irish subsequently brought this tradition to the United States. However, instead of turnips, they used pumpkins, which were plentiful in America and ripened shortly before Halloween.

How To Make A Halloween Witch Lantern

A Simple Lesson In Pumpkin Carving

(1) *Draw a face with markers BEFORE you start carving to avoid mistakes. You can draw it on a large piece of paper like a pattern, and tape it to the pumpkin, or if you prefer, you can draw a face directly on the pumpkin.

(2) *Always cut the top of the pumpkin at an angle. If you carve it straight, the top will probably slip off within a few days.

(3) *Carve several pumpkins. A group of pumpkins is more striking than one.

(4) *When you're done carving, set a candle inside. (A small battery operated light will also work.)

(5) *The thinner you carve the shell, the brighter the candlelight will appear.

In Like A Dog, Out Like A Lion

Many people enjoy the costume holiday, and dress their pet for the festivities. I have a golden retriever that has the coat of a lion, and Amazon has a Lion's Mane that suits him perfectly.

Looking for a Witch?

Gothic Art Cards From A Pointillist's Point Of View - Artist b.l.ink

*HALLOWEEN WITCH DRAWING HA31 ~ b.l.ink

The illustrations you see were done by one of my fellow eBay ACEO forum members. His art is done on a 3.5" x 2.5" bristol board with marker and ink. The ACEO ATC (Art Card Edition/Original Artist Trading Card) is the size of a playing card. True art on a small scale. His Gothic style is all its own, and the work you see is all original . . .

Boo!

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Which movie has the best witch? Do you have a favorite? You are welcome to share your favorite here, and I would love to hear from you.

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Witch is your favorite movie?

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The Witches Of Eastwick on DVD

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    • Rowangaia profile image

      Rowangaia 

      5 years ago

      Merry Meet: I thoroughly enjoyed this lens. Blessed Be!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      This page sure provides a lot of Halloween Witch info. Enjoyed my visit.

    • WhiteOak50 profile image

      WhiteOak50 

      5 years ago

      I really like this page for a lot of reasons, but most of all you put it together with class. Very good work.

    • Stacy Birch profile image

      Stacy Birch 

      5 years ago

      Great pictures awesome dolls.

    • cutethings profile image

      cutethings 

      5 years ago

      Some of them are cute and some of them are scary. Love them.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Love this!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Oh you betcha!! I love being a witch and painting witches! This is a cool lens! I've got some witches on my Etsy Shop lens!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      You had me scrolling back and forth, delightful! I'm a friend to all Halloween witches!BIR

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      These witches are so much fun.

    • DreamingBoomer profile image

      Karen Kay 

      6 years ago from Jackson, MS

      Very creative! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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      Heather B 

      6 years ago

      Halloween is great fun! I've never been out as a witch but I often go out as her loyal companion...the black cat!

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      grannysage 

      6 years ago

      I love Halloween because I get to dress up as.....myself. I also like to collect witch hats. The witch wreath is awesome! Best Witches to you this Halloween.

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      Loraine Brummer 

      6 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      All that scary stuff on one lens. Enjoyed it.

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      jgelien 

      7 years ago

      Very creepy lovely lens. I really enjoyed the addition of the music.

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      daoine lm 

      7 years ago

      I have been fascinated by witches since I was a very young child. It was the only reason I borrowed the book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe from the library. Samhain blessing to those of you in the north and happy Ostara to us here in the south. :-)

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      BelindaBlevins 

      7 years ago

      I like your lens. I've always liked withces.

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      WindyWintersHubs 

      7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Boo. I'm pretty superstitious. I have no idea why! I love your cool witch on your halloween bag. (^^..^^)

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      WindyWintersHubs 

      7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Boo. I'm pretty superstitious. I have no idea why! I love your cool witch on your halloween bag. (^^..^^)

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      emmaklarkins 

      7 years ago

      Great lens! You've been plexoed on Halloween on Squidoo! http://www.squidoo.com/halloween-on-squidoo

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I loved the pup! Pipe cleaners and felt brought back the black paper and scent of glue and twigs in classroom when I was a kid. We always made paper witches on broomsticks to take home and stick in our windows.

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      Nathalie Roy 

      7 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      I love witches, never been scared of them. Clowns on the other hand spook me very much. I love the poster, the one featuring a witch and an owl.

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      KimGiancaterino 

      7 years ago

      I love your wreath ... you are very talented. The music is a nice touch. I enjoyed listening to it while reading your lens. I have a lens about Bewitched. I guess I'll always be a Samantha fan.

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      WDBurns 

      7 years ago

      Meg Mucklebones from the movie 'Legend' is the best Witch ever!

      Check her out on google: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzE46R66OZ8

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      rewards4life info 

      8 years ago

      Fun lens, for sure! Lots of info and photographs look great, as well. I love these pet witches costumes. Thanks for sharing! =)

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      calendarsblog 

      8 years ago

      Ouch - scary and fun witches :)

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      justholidays 

      8 years ago

      Splendid! I love witches or wiccan or whatever name we give to them! This is a wonderful lens!

      Dom.

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      Holley Web 

      8 years ago

      What fun! I loved the music! That witch doll below the comment section is really adorable!

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      Sherry Venegas 

      8 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Your lens is a tour de force for Halloween. Looking at it with Annabel Lee is sooo enjoyable.

      This is a genuine 5* and I lensrolled it to my bat lens Thanks for visiting my lens earlier.

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      motherbunny lm 

      8 years ago

      This lens is wickedly fabulous, a deserved 5*****

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      ElizabethJeanAl 

      9 years ago

      I know Halloween is over but I'm not ready to let it go.

      Great lens

      Lizzy

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      I'm not a very big fan of halloween but I have to say my mom is VERY into it and I unfortally am part of her "Witch crew". Now 4 months later and "witch training" is over I must say I do like Halloween. I've been a sceptic but I am a phycic and a Lover of all things scary/Paranormal. So I must say if anyone doesn't believe me they might want to check out the "Halloween Ghost House" p.s-My familys. So if you have to say anything about witches this is the place. Ha I love HALLOWEEN> [witch cakels]

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      go206th 

      9 years ago

      Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. We go all out. GREAT PAGE!!!!

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      TimKessler 

      10 years ago

      Great lens. It was fun reading it.

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      beeobrien lm 

      10 years ago

      I love Halloween. Thanks for the lens. Lots of fun.

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      TriviaChamp 

      10 years ago

      What a fun and informative lens. I am a big fan of Halloween.

      ~Jane

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      Robin S 

      10 years ago from USA

      I love the Halloween Witches! Great lens!

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