And Your Little Dog, Too: Wickedly Wonderful Witches

on October 22, 2015


Which Witch?

Whether they're adorably sweet or desperately wicked, witches are a classic part of Halloween culture. Here are some of the most iconic sorceresses out there, just in time for some Halloween magic.


Ursula (The Little Mermaid)

This underwater villain might have given Ariel the ability to walk on land, but she also caused plenty of trouble, too. With her sidekick eels Jetsam and Flotsam, she was the bad queen of the seas.


The Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz)

Who could forget this classic green witch and her ruby red slippers? Fortunately for Dorothy, a well-timed house falling made quick work of this evil enchantress.


The White Witch (The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe)

Don't be fooled by her Turkish delights and beautiful castle-this witch has a heart made of solid ice. Her power to freeze the inhabitants of Narnia is nothing short of chilling!

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The Weird Sisters (Macbeth)

"Double, double, toil and trouble." These three witches from Shakespeare's famous play add a spooky element to a captivating story. Just be sure you don't end up on the wrong end of one of their potions!


Glinda the Good Witch (The Wizard of Oz)

Not all witches are bad! Thanks to the help of Glinda, Dorothy and her friends are able to navigate the magical land of Oz to find the Wizard himself.

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Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)

This bright and talented female witch would rather be studying her books than causing mischief. Her knowledge and advice are invaluable to Harry and Ron during their adventures at Hogwarts.


Queen Grimhilde (Snow White)

"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?" Despite this witch's best efforts to upstage her stepdaughter, Snow White, her attempts to poison the princess are foiled thanks to the Seven Dwarves and a handsome prince.

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Sabrina (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)

Who could forget this teen magic queen? With her magical aunts and sidekick Salem at her side, Sabrina learns how to survive both being a witch and a 16-year-old teenager.


Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)

This jealous witch was the reason for Princess Aurora's deep, deep sleep. Thankfully, Prince Phillip is able to awaken the princess and defeat this vicious vixen.


Samantha and Endora (Bewitched)

Poor Darrin! At the hands of these two witches, there's no shortage of chaos in the Stephens household. This mother-daughter duo is simply unstoppable!


Madame Mim (The Sword in the Stone)

Merlin's old rival is often foiled by her overconfidence in her own powers. She might seem harmless, but watch out when she turns into a dragon!


Amy Madison (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Buffy's classmate might seem innocent at first, but she's got a few tricks up her sleeve. Her transformation from high school student to dastardly sorceress is truly terrifying.


Elphaba (Wicked)

Who doesn't love a singing witch? This tribute to the Wizard of Oz features a young witch struggling to find her identity, but don't worry-she ends up "defying gravity" and coming into her own.

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Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter)

Perhaps more evil than Voldemort himself, Bellatrix is known for her cruel sense of humor and absolute lack of sympathy. Harry and his friends win in the end, but that doesn't make us any less scared of her!


The Sanderson Sisters (Hocus Pocus)

These spooky sisters are a source of endless entertainment in this classic Halloween film. Their clashing personalities provide for some amusing comic relief.