Witchcraft in history and popculture

As a fairly obsessive horror fan, I was a good girl and saw The Witch this weekend. The Witch is not a lesbian film, but it has me thinking about links between fictional witchcraft and queer women.

Witchcraft in history and popculture

Coven have finally returned, reuniting to wreak havoc once again in the newest installment of the FX horror anthology series, Apocalypse.

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Ryan Murphy, who created the series, shared a delightful photo from the set of the new season, featuring the witch reunion fans have been waiting for.

And not only do all of the main witches from the Coven season appear, but the photo also includes the legendary Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks, reprising her role from Coven. As of now, the only known plot detail regarding the new season is that it will see the storylines from Coven and Murder House intersect.

Everything else, including how the two seasons will crossover, remains to be seen.

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Murder House took place in present day Los Angeles, and focused on a family that had moved across the country into a supernatural house with a terrifying history.

Anyone who is killed on the property remained there on a more permanent basis.

Witchcraft in history and popculture

The season ended with a potentially demonic baby being born to Vivien Harmon, played by Connie Britton. Coven was all about a boarding school filled with young women who possessed special abilities, learning the ins and outs of witchcraft.

At the coven, a power struggle erupts between those in charge, leaving the fates of the girls in the balance.

Witchcraft in history and popculture

Are you excited to see American Horror Story: Let us know by dropping a line in the comments!- Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, was arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.

- The King James Bible was published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.

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If you set aside witchcraft as a practice, if you table the whole idea of magic potions and instead think about witches as people, the question of belief starts to look a lot different.

Proposals could consider some aspect of the intersections among film, history, society, and culture, exploring films as social and historical artifacts of the culture from which they arise as well as the role played by film in constructing, shaping, and re-imagining history.

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History: This serrated scimitar's bite has ended many a vampire.

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Originally wielded by a legendary vampire hunter, he was slain in combat by the vampiric sorcerer, Ca Popculture-Patron. Here are some of the oldest funeral rituals in history, ones that take death to a whole new level of macabre. Zoroastrian Sky Burials Zoroastrianism; the ancient pre-Islamic religion of modern-day Iran, was founded about years ago and still survives today in India, where the descendants of Iranian (Persian) immigrants are known as Parsees.

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