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White Whitches are a type of witches seen in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.

White Witches

White witches or good witches are qualifying terms in English used to distinguish practitioners of folk magic for benevolent purposes (i.e. white magic) from practitioners of malevolent witchcraft or black magic. Related terms are "cunning-folk", "witch doctor", and the French devins-guérisseurs, "seer-healers".

During the witch trials of Early Modern Europe, many practitioners of folk magic that did not see themselves as witches, but as healers or seers, were convicted of witchcraft (Éva Pócs' "sorcerer witches"): many English "witches" convicted of consorting with demons seem to have been cunning folk whose fairy familiars had been demonised, and over half the accused witches in Hungary seem to have been healers. Some of the healers and diviners historically accused of witchcraft have considered themselves mediators between the mundane and spiritual worlds, roughly equivalent to shamans. Such people described their contacts with fairies, spirits, or the dead, often involving out-of-body experiences and travelling through the realms of an "other-world". Beliefs of this nature are implied in the folklore of much of Europe, and were explicitly described by accused witches in central and southern Europe. Repeated themes include participation in processions of the dead or large feasts, often presided over by a female divinity who teaches magic and gives prophecies; and participation in battles against evil spirits, "vampires", or "witches" to win fertility and prosperity for the community.

Notes

  1. Since anyone is capable of turning evil, just like when mortals become murderers and what not, it is possible that white witches can become evil too and once such has happened, begin to physically look like what evil looks like on the inside. This would mean that evil witches in the movie are not born the way they look, instead are born looking normal just like mortals or humans.

List of White Witches seen In The Film

See Also

Witchcraft

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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