15 Things That Would Have Made You A Witch In The 1600's
Pretty much anything, really.
Back in the 1600's, there was something called The Salem Witch Trials, where the most notorious trials were conducted by the Court of Oyer and Terminer in Salem Town. In 17th century Colonial North America, hysteria broke out among the locals as American religious extremists took on the phenomenon of witch trials originally made famous by Europe in the Early Modern period. Women, children and in some rare cases even men, were tried and executed for performing witchcraft, but not in the Hocus Pocus sense we're used to seeing in modern films. No, they were executed for the most ludicrous reasons, like having an argument with their neighbours or if someone on trial accused them of practicing witchcraft. Do you think you would have identified as a witch? Surely you don't, until you actually see what they were on trial for.