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Alien entities, the [[Fendahl]] ([[DW]]: ''[[Image of the Fendahl]]'') and the [[Dæmon]]s ([[DW]]: ''[[The Dæmons]]'') undoubtably affected [[human]]ity, specifically human notions of witchcraft.
 
Alien entities, the [[Fendahl]] ([[DW]]: ''[[Image of the Fendahl]]'') and the [[Dæmon]]s ([[DW]]: ''[[The Dæmons]]'') undoubtably affected [[human]]ity, specifically human notions of witchcraft.
   
During the [[17th century]] in [[Europe]] and in [[Salem Village]], fear of witchcraft was the pretext for the trial and state-approved murder of many innocents. ([[DW]]: ''[[Image of the Fendahl]]'', [[PDA]]: ''[[The Witch Hunters]]'') Several [[Wikipedia:Witchcraft Acts|Witchcraft Acts]] were passed by governments prohibiting its practice. The last Witchcraft Act was not repealed until [[1951]]. ([[DW]]: ''[[The Dæmons]]'')
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During the [[17th century]] in [[Europe]] and in [[Salem Village]], fear of witchcraft was the pretext for the trial and state-approved murder of many innocents. ([[DW]]: ''[[Image of the Fendahl]]'', [[PDA]]: ''[[The Witch Hunters]]'') Several {{w|Witchcraft Acts}} were passed by governments prohibiting its practice. The last Witchcraft Act was not repealed until [[1951]]. ([[DW]]: ''[[The Dæmons]]'')
   
 
As late as the [[20th century]], in [[England]], witches both "white" (benevolent) like [[Olive Hawthorne]] ([[DW]]: ''[[The Dæmons]]'') and evil, like the members of the [[Hecate Cult]], still formed [[coven]]s. ([[DW]]: ''[[Image of the Fendahl]]'', [[KAC]]: ''[[A Girl's Best Friend]]'')
 
As late as the [[20th century]], in [[England]], witches both "white" (benevolent) like [[Olive Hawthorne]] ([[DW]]: ''[[The Dæmons]]'') and evil, like the members of the [[Hecate Cult]], still formed [[coven]]s. ([[DW]]: ''[[Image of the Fendahl]]'', [[KAC]]: ''[[A Girl's Best Friend]]'')
   
In the early [[21st century]], [[Wikipedia:neopaganism|neopaganism]] gained in popularity. Neopaganists ecompassed violent young gangs. One, the [[Witch Kid]]s, spread across the [[United States]]. They rejected technology and knowledge and gloried in violence and superstition. ([[NA]]: ''[[Cat's Cradle: Warhead]]'') Another called themselves the [[Raven]]s. ([[DWM]]: ''[[Ravens]]'')
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In the early [[21st century]], {{w|neopaganism}} gained in popularity. Neopaganists ecompassed violent young gangs. One, the [[Witch Kid]]s, spread across the [[United States]]. They rejected technology and knowledge and gloried in violence and superstition. ([[NA]]: ''[[Cat's Cradle: Warhead]]'') Another called themselves the [[Raven]]s. ([[DWM]]: ''[[Ravens]]'')
   
 
Across space, the [[Traveller]]s of the [[26th century]], who had originated on Earth, honoured ancient gods and conducted rituals. The Travellers used [[puterspace]] as a way to experience mystic realities without drugs. ([[NA]]: ''[[Love and War]]'')
 
Across space, the [[Traveller]]s of the [[26th century]], who had originated on Earth, honoured ancient gods and conducted rituals. The Travellers used [[puterspace]] as a way to experience mystic realities without drugs. ([[NA]]: ''[[Love and War]]'')
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:''The [[Sycorax]], not understanding their own stolen technology, such as [[blood control]], might have regarded it as a form of witchcraft, though they used it themselves.''
 
:''The [[Sycorax]], not understanding their own stolen technology, such as [[blood control]], might have regarded it as a form of witchcraft, though they used it themselves.''
   
* The [[Carrionite]]s were witch-like creatures, who used voodoo and "spells" to kill their victims. They tried to overthrow the [[Earth]], but they were stopped by [[William Shakespeare]]. ([[DW]]: ''[[The Shakespeare Code]]'')
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* The [[Carrionite]]s were witch-like creatures who used voodoo and "spells" to kill their victims. They tried to overthrow the [[Earth]], but they were stopped by [[William Shakespeare]]. ([[DW]]: ''[[The Shakespeare Code]]'')
   
 
* Evil witches from throughout the [[universe]] held a gathering on the planet [[Vargo]] that was led by the [[Grand Witch]]. The [[Second Doctor]] posed as a wizard to scare off most of the witches, then dealt with the remaining Grand Witch. ([[TVC]]: ''[[The Witches]]'')
 
* Evil witches from throughout the [[universe]] held a gathering on the planet [[Vargo]] that was led by the [[Grand Witch]]. The [[Second Doctor]] posed as a wizard to scare off most of the witches, then dealt with the remaining Grand Witch. ([[TVC]]: ''[[The Witches]]'')
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:''These witches might be related to the Carrionites.''
 
:''These witches might be related to the Carrionites.''
   
* The [[Carpalian Witch]] was a spider like witch whom the Doctor and Donna once met. ([[NSA]]: [[The Doctor Trap]])
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* The [[Carpalian Witch]] was a spider-like witch whom the Doctor and Donna once met. ([[NSA]]: ''[[The Doctor Trap]]'')
 
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A witch was a practioner of magical arts. The term was often primarily applied to female magicians, though not all female magicians considered themselves witches. Some cultures used the term "wizard" to refer to a male witch (DW: The Dæmons) while others used witch to refer to practioners of both sexes. Less advanced cultures had a fear of witches and would sometimes mistake psychic powers or advanced technology as witchcraft.

History

Significance in human history

Alien entities, the Fendahl (DW: Image of the Fendahl) and the Dæmons (DW: The Dæmons) undoubtably affected humanity, specifically human notions of witchcraft.

During the 17th century in Europe and in Salem Village, fear of witchcraft was the pretext for the trial and state-approved murder of many innocents. (DW: Image of the Fendahl, PDA: The Witch Hunters) Several Witchcraft Acts were passed by governments prohibiting its practice. The last Witchcraft Act was not repealed until 1951. (DW: The Dæmons)

As late as the 20th century, in England, witches both "white" (benevolent) like Olive Hawthorne (DW: The Dæmons) and evil, like the members of the Hecate Cult, still formed covens. (DW: Image of the Fendahl, KAC: A Girl's Best Friend)

In the early 21st century, neopaganism gained in popularity. Neopaganists ecompassed violent young gangs. One, the Witch Kids, spread across the United States. They rejected technology and knowledge and gloried in violence and superstition. (NA: Cat's Cradle: Warhead) Another called themselves the Ravens. (DWM: Ravens)

Across space, the Travellers of the 26th century, who had originated on Earth, honoured ancient gods and conducted rituals. The Travellers used puterspace as a way to experience mystic realities without drugs. (NA: Love and War)

Other references

Humans

Martha Tyler actually worked as an agent for Faction Paradox, sent to keep an eye on matters. (source?)

Other species

The Seeker, too, worked as an agent for Faction Paradox.[source needed]
The Sycorax, not understanding their own stolen technology, such as blood control, might have regarded it as a form of witchcraft, though they used it themselves.
These witches might be related to the Carrionites.
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