Thursday, March 09, 2006

The "Akelarre" Or Witch Gathering

Witches, otherwise known as "sorginak" in Basque, are deeply embedded in Basque folklore. The world of Basque witchery goes back to very remote times; some women were dedicated to collecting wild herbs and berries to use the same for healing; they also worked as wizards, fortune-tellers and quacks.

Due to the fact that they were so well acquainted with herbs, they could also use the same to produce the contrary effect, provoking death due to unexplainable reasons at the time, when people thought that death had been caused by a spell. Full Story

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