Filth
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Filth asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

Curious question during the Witch Hunting days were their men that were accused of using black magic or was it?

only the women that were accused. i mean were men accused of being sorcerers or warlocks

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  • 9 years ago
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    yes. during the Salem Witch Trials John Proctor was accused of being a witch. but of course we know these types of things don't exist, or witches and warlocks know how to keep it on the down low

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  • xyzzy
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    9 years ago

    During the "Salem Witch trails both men and women were accused. They convicted twenty-nine people of the capital felony of witchcraft. Nineteen of the accused, fourteen women and five men, were executed by hanging. One man, Giles Corey, refused to enter a plea and was crushed to death under heavy stones in an attempt to force him to do so. At least five more of the accused died in prison.

    Other witch trails had different results.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It was mostly women who were accused but some men were too. Over 90 percent were female.

    There's a little known reason for this. Witches were believed to have "devil signs" on their body that showed they had aligned with Satan. One of the signs was an extra set of vestigial mammary glands. The big strong men would strip the accused witch naked and search every inch of her body for these "signs". I'm sure it was fun for the guys and they certainly though they were doing God's Work.

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  • 9 years ago

    Yes. While the majority of victims of the witch-hunts were women, there were a minority of men who were also accused and found guilty. In a couple individual countries male victims even outnumbered female ones, although those were exceptions to the rule.

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