|Are witches real? How do witches live, what do they eat, where do they sleep?|
|Question Date: 2020-08-09|
Well, there are people who follow a religion called "Wicca," but from the rest of your question I'm going to guess that you're asking whether there are people who cast magical spells who are called witches. This is not a question that science can answer. Science doesn't deal with supernatural things. Once you say something is magic, you know it's something science can't study.
If you enjoy reading about witches, I suggest asking a librarian to suggest some good books.
Thanks for asking,
This depends on the meaning of the word "witch".
So far as science has been able to tell, there is no such thing as magic. This means that no, witches, wizards, sorcerers, etc. are not real, if by "witch" you mean a woman who uses magic.
There is a religion called Wicca, and the women who practice this religion call themselves witches. If this is the meaning of the word "witch", then yes, witches are real, but they do not, as far as we know, have any real magical powers. These women live, eat, sleep, etc. the same way that any other human being does.
Thank you for your question! To the best of our knowledge, witches are not real. But, the fun part about that is that we get to use our creativity to decide where we think witches WOULD live, eat, and sleep if they WERE real. For example, I like to think that if witches were real they would live among us humans, and that you might be acquainted with a witch and not know it. What do you think?
What most people call a witch (and what I imagine you are asking about), is a human like creature with magical powers (flying on brooms, casting spells, making potions, etc). These do not exist. However, there is a religion called Wicca. This is not a traditionally mainstream religion, and is alternatively termed “Pagan-witchcraft.” Consequently, their followers are sometimes referred to as witches. So in this sense, witches are indeed real, although they are regular humans just like you and me.
A witch is a female practitioner of witchcraft. The male counterpart is a wizard. Anyone who claims they practice magic or witchcraft can be a witch.
Witches would be people who practice witchcraft, and we don't know if they're real. Most witches would seem like normal people.
It's hard to know if witchcraft works or not. For example, pretend you're walking along the sidewalk, and you see someone you really like but haven't seen for 5 years. You might think that is magic - for that person to be there at that time. But think of all the people walking along the sidewalk who don't see anyone special. It's like flipping a coin - usually you get heads and tails and not many of either heads or tails in a row. But once in a while, someone will get maybe 5 or 6 heads in a row. That's how the laws of 'chance' work. Really unusual things sometimes happen.
Are there 'witches' who can make unusual things happen more often? We don't know. Maybe scientists will be able to answer this question some day, but we can't answer it now.
"Witchcraft is the practice of magical skills, spells, and abilities. Witchcraft is a broad term that varies culturally and societally, and thus can be difficult to define with precision."
Whether "witches" exist depends on how we define the word "witch", whether we know our own definitions or not! When we think of the word "witch" today, a lot of us think of a woman who can cast spells by some "magic" (something we can't see or understand). We might also think of that woman as someone who dresses or acts a certain way. If that is the kind of image we have of a witch, especially if our definition is "uses magic", then they might not exist. However - and this is important - just because we can't see or understand something that someone is using, does not mean that it's magic or witchcraft!
For example, our computers and phones today would be "magical" to someone from the fourteenth century, but stop being magical to that same person as they learn about how the computer/phone is made and how it operates; computers and phones might be magical to a lot of us anyway because we don't really understand how something so small can do so many complex things!
If we're asking about the existence of women who do things that look magical, then yes, they probably do! In that sense, all mothers are probably witches because of how much they do and how magically they get it all done! However, if we're asking about the existence of women who ride broomsticks, who use basilisk scales in potions that make men fall in love with them, then we can probably say that these women do not exist.
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