16 Things That Would've Made You A Witch In 1692
by N/A, 9 years ago | 2 min read| 12323
Basically, if you're a woman and you do anything, you're screwed.
1. You have a mole, birthmark or third nipple.
These were also called "Devil's marks" and were known as the site of a bite from a dog, snake or cat, that would suck a witch's blood.
2. Milk or butter has gone bad in your fridge.
The Salem Witch Trials featured many testimonials about spoiled dairy products.
3. You're a woman.
Women have always been associated with witchcraft. It is believed that women are more likely to commit sins than men.
4. You've had sex out of wedlock.
Alice Lake confessed to being pregnant out of wedlock and "convening with the devil through her sin" because of immense guilt. She was later hanged.
5. You've broken any rule in the Bible.
Blended fabrics, adultery and touching pig carcasses were all grounds for being burned at the stake.
6. You're poor.
The homeless and financially disadvantaged were often accused of witch craft because they were considered vulnerable. Sarah Good, a woman who begged from house to house, was accused of witchcraft in 1692.
7. You're old.
Older women, both married and unmarried, were accused of being witches very often.
8. You're married, but you have too many children.
To some, the Brangelina clan would be a considered the result of witchcraft.
9. You fought with one or more of your female friends.
Women were quick to accuse one another of withcraft. Getting on each other's bad sides was an easy way to get yourself burned at the stake.
10. You've attempted to make predictions about who your future husband is.
Tituba, a slave woman in Salem, encouraged young girls to predict the identities of their husbands and was the first woman tried for witchcraft in Salem.
11. You have a group of girl friends.
Women with more than one female friend were often thought to be witches. If they hung out without a male chaperone, people said they were a coven meeting to worship the devil.
12. You're young.
Dorothy Goode was the youngest person to be accused of being a witch. At just 4 years old she confessed to being a witch and also said that she'd seen her mother consorting with the devil.
13. You're a midwife.
Midwives were thought to be evil because of their knowledge of herbs and other medicines. Their profession was also thought to be unclean.
14. You're married, but you don't have "enough" children.
Infertile women were thought to be cursed.
15. You're rich.
Women who were financially independent or didn't have a man to split their inheritance with, were often accused of witchcraft.
16. You've been called a "strange," "forward," or "stubborn" woman.
If you've got an ounce of sass in you, you'd be in trouble.
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