Attitudes to witches

JOdel at aol.com JOdel at aol.com
Mon Feb 23 01:31:29 EST 2004


> Who was the first "good witch" in literature? the earliest I can think of 
> is in Baum. Are there any earlier?
> 

The question to answer this question is; do you mean "witch" as in function, 
or do you actually require that the character be *called* a witch. George 
McDonald had a couple of them, but carefully never called them by that name. There 
was Irene's great-great-however-many-times-great-grandmother, and there was 
the Wise Woman.
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