The world of witchy fiction is filled with wonderful women and men who have charmed me. I’ve come to love so many of them… but only two have truly enchanted my witchy heart of hearts: Elphaba Thropp and Esmerelda Weatherwax.
Elphaba (Wicked Witch of the West) Thropp: She is green. She is an activist. She fights for those who can’t fight for themselves. She falls in love with a man, with life, with living and with the idea of a world where every living being has the same chance of doing exactly what she, he, it… wants. I love my Elphie because she has witchy spunk. If you haven’t read Wicked by Gregory Maguire, give it a go. There are some parts where good old Greg gets long winded, but don’t fright; the rest of the good wickedness will make up for it.
Esmerelda (Granny) Weatherwax: She isn’t green, but she packs all of Elphie’s witchy punch and then some. I’ve always said (Okay, so this is the first time I’m saying it, but I will always say it from now on) that Granny Weatherwax is Sir Terry Pratchett’s witchy alter ego on steroids. This witch’s wise words have touched me in ways few fictional (or real) characters have. I think that my Lady’s views on sin are awesome proof of her witchy wit: “Sin… is when you treat people like things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.” Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett. Why cease the day, my luvs, when you can grab life by the throat?
Why do you admire you favorite fictional witch, my Wicked Darlings?
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The beautiful Elphie comes straight out of the genius of Siddartha.Babbii. And this gorgeous Granny Weatherwax oozed out of the magical creative juices of Zenzzen.