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Grimoire.

The Grimoire is a book of spells used by white witches seen in the film

Grimoire

A grimoire is a textbook of magic. Such books typically include instructions on how to create magical objects like talismans and amulets, how to perform magical spells, charms and divination and also how to summon or invoke supernatural entities such as angels, spirits, and demons.

While the term grimoire is originally European and many Europeans throughout history, particularly ceremonial magicians and cunning folk, have made use of grimoires, the historian Owen Davies noted that similar such books can be found all across the world, ranging from Jamaica to Sumatra,and he also noted that the first such grimoires could be found not in Europe but in the Ancient Near East.

In Pop Culture

The term grimoire commonly serves as an alternative name for a spell book or tome of magical knowledge in fantasy fiction and role-playing games. The most famous fictional grimoire is the Necronomicon, a creation of H. P. Lovecraft.

In the film The Sorcerer this type of book was called the 'Incantus'. In the television series Charmed an equivalent is called the Book of Shadows.

The central book of spells in the Disney animated fantasy adventure series Gargoyles, the Grimorum Arcanorum, is an ancient book of magic used by Demona and David Xanatos in various schemes throughout the series' storyline.

In the video game Nier, one of the main characters is a talking grimoire who is usually referred to as Weiss, despite his protests that his companions should use his full title, Grimoire Weiss

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

The book was given to Mina by Hansel. He found it in his house. It was once used by the Adrianna, the most powerful white witch of all. Ben had known the name of the Grimoire. A page of it was used to bless a potion that made them enter the witch's lair and the surrounding woods.

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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Film Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Main Characters Hansel - Gretel - Benjamin "Ben" Wosser - Edward - Mina - Muriel - Sheriff Berringer - Jackson - Horned Witch - Redhead Witch - Adrianna - Mayor Englemann - Hansel & Gretel's father
Locations Forest - Augsburg - Hansel & Gretel's Home - Gingerbread House - Town Square - Tavern - Tall Witch's House - Witch's Lair - Ben's House - Station House - Marketplace - Desert Witch's House
Music Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters - Music from the Motion Picture
Galleries Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Gallery - Concept Art - Fan Art - Posters - Stills - Hansel Gallery - Gretel Gallery - Behind The Scenes
Items Grimoire - Flying Broomstick - Candles - Wands - Record Player
Terms/Concepts Witchcraft - White Witches - Fairy Tales - Blood Moon
Species Human - Witches - Trolls
Weapons 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun - Ben's Custom Lever Action Rifle - Colt Official Police - Denix LeMat Non Firing Replica - Fully Automatic Crossbow - Gretel's Revolver - Hand-Pumped Taser - Hansel's Shotgun - Hansel's Turret Pistol - Multi-Barreled Weapon - Triple Barreled Revolving Hand Cannon - Winchester Model 1892
Powers and Abilities Agility - Agrokinesis - Conjuration - Fighting Skills - Flight - Immunity To Evil Witchcraft - Intuition - Levitation - Molecular Combustion - Potion Making - Pyrokinesis - Regression and Transformation - Sensory Synchronization - Spell Casting - Superhuman Speed - Superhuman Strength - Telekinesis - Weapon Mastery

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