In Romania, the homeland of Dracula and superstition, witches were pretty much spared from the medieval witch-hunts that plagued most of Europe and killed 100,000 women.
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In fact, witchcraft here is not only alive; it’s thriving, and it’s even feared by politicians. There are hundreds of witches in the country.Witches have been seen as objects of wisdom and evil in folklore for many generations.
And they make and break marriages, cure diseases, cast or release people from good and evil spells, and predict the future. Supposedly, one in ten Romanians visits a witch.
The word itself comes from “wicca,” meaning “the wise one”, and yet, witches have always been considered a demonic apparition.