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Happy Easter - easter witches

Happy Easter - easter witches

Postcard of the Easter Witch, via the wonderful MetroPostCard blog :)   The first known record of Påskkärring or Easter Witch comes in the form of a church painting found in Uppland, Sweden dating from 1480. By 1668 the belief in them was strong enough for witch hysteria to arise.

Postcard of the Easter Witch, via the wonderful MetroPostCard blog :) The first known record of Påskkärring or Easter Witch comes in the form of a church painting found in Uppland, Sweden dating from 1480. By 1668 the belief in them was strong enough for witch hysteria to arise.

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Påskkärring

Påskkärring

Swedish Easter Witches (yes, I know it isn't Halloween, but witches rock)

Swedish Easter Witches (yes, I know it isn't Halloween, but witches rock)

Artist: Lasse

X9309 Postcard Swedish Minature, Witch Broom Light Firework/Rocket, Moon, Lasse

Artist: Lasse

The first known record of Påskkärring or Easter Witch comes in the form of a church painting found in Uppland, Sweden dating from 1480. By 1668 the belief in them was strong enough for witch hysteria to arise. The first witch trails took place at Mora where thirty were accused of kidnapping children and flying them off to the devil’s Sabbath. The results were mass beheadings that continued until the blood lust abated in 1776. In all about two hundred were executed on the testimony of…

The first known record of Påskkärring or Easter Witch comes in the form of a church painting found in Uppland, Sweden dating from 1480. By 1668 the belief in them was strong enough for witch hysteria to arise. The first witch trails took place at Mora where thirty were accused of kidnapping children and flying them off to the devil’s Sabbath. The results were mass beheadings that continued until the blood lust abated in 1776. In all about two hundred were executed on the testimony of…

Påskkärring-Lars Carlsson

Påskkärring-Lars Carlsson

Happy Easter | Lasse - Lars Carlsson, Sweden

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Happy Easter | Lasse - Lars Carlsson, Sweden

Easter Witches

Easter Witches

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